Coyote Predation of Livestock

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Coyotes cause over 75 per cent of the predation losses of livestock in Alberta. This book helps livestock producers prevent or reduce losses from coyotes and other predators. It shows you how to determine the cause of death. You’ll also learn how to interpret the signs at the scene of the attack so you can identify the predator species. It gives you detailed information on how to prevent or reduce coyote predation with fencing, good herd management, guardian animals, frightening devices and various lethal control methods. 31 pages.

Agdex 684-19

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Table of Contents

Predator Management in Alberta

Biology and Characteristics of Coyote Predation
  • Breeding
  • Coy-Dogs
Recognizing a Predator Attack
  • How to Recognize a Predation Kill
  • Characteristics of Attack and Feeding Behaviour of Predators
Non-Lethal Methods to Prevent Coyote Predation
  • Carrion disposal
  • Flock and Herd Management
  • Conventional Pasture Fences
  • Electric Fences
  • Guardian Animals
  • Frightening Devices and Repellents
Lethal Control of Coyotes
  • Philosophy and Standards
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Foothold Traps
  • Neck Snares
  • Poisons
  • Den hunting
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This information published to the web on April 25, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on May 4, 2018.