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Behavioral effects of removal of coyote pups from dens

  • Author(s): Till, James A.
  • et al.

Predation by coyotes (Canis latrans) upon domestic sheep is a serious economic problem for some sheep producers in the United States. One of the few depredation control techniques that has been quantitatively analyzed is denning, the process of removing pups from the dens of depredating coyotes. The significance of coyote prey selection and terriioriality are discussed with regard to the efficacy of denning and possible future depredation management strategies.

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