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Question by ohiohunter. Uploaded on July 18, 2009
I haven't noticed a decline in my area and we do have a lot of coyote here. I usually see a much bigger decline in rabbit populations where the trees are not cut and the undergrowth can't get any sunlight. The rabbits need the undergrowth for cover. The snowshoe hares have cycles that are about seven years between peak and valley and we are about in the middle of that cycle. There are plenty to hunt in the winter.
I'm noticing the decline in rabbits here in Texas also. We used to be able to go hunting a see twenty or so jackrabbit and several cottontails but the last year or so we might see 5 or so a night. I know the coyote population is up but I also believe that the fireany situation here is hurting there population also.
ive noticed an increase in rabbits, but the coyotes are still there. it has rained alot this year so maybe that helped the rabbits
We are in the middle of rabbit boom. Plenty of yotes and fox around too. There has been a lot of clear cutting in the area as landowners are getting ready to sell carbon credits. (you can't have a carbon credit on old growth has to be new tree planting only)
Clear cuts are good for rabbits.
The notice in my area is because of stray cats killing them.
yes i have also the hawks take alot here in ky
Yes, I have noticed a decline of rabbits in my area due to an over population of coyotes!!!!!!!!
“They just have more babies - if there’s a lot of prey and not much competition, they have really big litters,”....... “The record is 19 pups in one litter. Even if you knock coyotes back they'll bounce back, they’re even more resilient than wolves.”.........
The highest densities of coyotes are found on the Kenai Peninsula, the Matanuska-Susitna valleys and the Copper River Valley!!!!!!!
We have alot of coyotes around here, but I've seen more rabbits! If we listen we can hear the coyotes almost every night. Its kind of cool!
rabbits are cyclic their populations build to a peak and then crash about very ten years or so . your rabbit decline may not have any thing to do with a predator at all .
I see a lot more raptors than coyotes nowadays. I think there are too many but not sure what to do about it - they are protected.
not really, the coyotes usually eat turkey
I haven't seen as many rabbits as i normally do where I'd go hunting for them. Not sure if its the coyotes or something else.
Not too much.
MLH, coyotes are protected in your state?????!!!!
Elmer Fudd - sorry about the confusion. It's the raptors that are protected, not the yotes.
Yes we did a few years ago here in southern Iowa but i have teamed up with a lot of the local farmers and have reduced the numbers. it has helped the game overall not to mention dog hunting can be a ton of fun.
I think you'll notice a decline in the coyotes if something happens to the rabbits. I don't think you'll notice rabbit numbers go down due to to many coyotes.
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