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Thread: Mesopredators and Quail

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    Default Mesopredators and Quail

    https://wild-wonderings.blogspot.com...me5G5iaIJXJ8OA

    Here is a link to a new study of how removing coyotes affects mesopredator populations and thus quail populations. Interesting read.
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    I have many pheasant hunting friends that kill coyotes when ever they can thinking they are helping the birds. I've never been convinced.

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    In the hay day of pheasants in my part of South Dakota in the 50s we had no coyotes and we got along fine. I know we are in different times now but I have yet to see a benefit of having coyotes around and as a live stock man I have seen enough death and destruction to turn a mans stomach. And now we have to deal with the proliferation of Mt. Lions and sooner or later wolves.

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    Here is another good synopsis. Short, but to the point. https://wild-wonderings.blogspot.com...g-factors.html
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    Troy Smith

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    I have shared similar sentiments about red tailed hawks benefitting quail because they displace coops and sharpshins, and eat a lot of snakes and rats, but it's always been a hard sell. People don't seem to care much what the data says, they just want to get those evil hawks...

    I've spent the last 3 seasons flying red tailed hawks for falconry, and they are not hurting quail populations. I've flushed dozens of quail underneath my RTs, and a healthy, hungry red tail doesn't even view quail as a food item.

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