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Coyote (Canis latrans)

Phase 1 (2009-2011)

Captures

Phase 1 Coyote Capture Summary

In 2010 three females were not collared due to size/age. In 2011 one male was not collared due to size/age.



Project researchers, Jared Duquette and Nate Svoboda, fitting coyote with GPS radio collar.

Figure 1: Project researchers, Jared Duquette and Nate Svoboda, fitting coyote with GPS radio collar.

Predation investigation (cluster) results

Phase 1 Coyote Cluster Summary

Because we investigated a variable number of clusters each year, for comparison, the summary above displays a scaled percentage axis where the red portion of the bar displays percent of clusters with a fawn predation and the black portion of the bar displays the percent of clusters without a fawn predation. The value in white within each red or black bar displays the actual number of clusters with or without a fawn predation, respectively.





Captured coyote recovering from chemical immobilization.

Figure 2: Captured coyote recovering from chemical immobilization.

Example coyote home ranges using 95% fixed kernel density.
Figure 3: Example coyote home ranges using 95% fixed kernel density. The male coyote (CO23) collared from 01 May - 02 September 2011 had a home range size of 10 square kilometers or 4 square miles. The female coyote (CO26) collared from 01 May - 02 Sep 2011 had a home range size of 50 square kilometers or 19 square miles. The disjoint areas in the home ranges (smaller polygons) are present because the individual did not use the area between the larger and smaller polygons although they traveled between those areas.


Phase 2 (2013-2015)

Captures

Phase 2 - Coyote Capture

In 2013 two females were not collared due to size/mange. In 2015 one female was not collared due to capture mortality.



Project researchers affixing radio collar to captured coyote.
Figure 4: Project researchers affixing radio collar to captured coyote.

Predation investigation (cluster) results

Phase II Coyote Cluster Summary
Because we investigated a variable number of clusters each year, for comparison, the summary above displays a scaled percentage axis where the red portion of the bar displays percent of clusters with a fawn predation and the black portion of the bar displays the percent of clusters without a fawn predation. The value in white within each red or black bar displays the actual number of clusters with or without a fawn predation, respectively.



Project researcher, Tyler Petroelje, moving captured coyote to work up area.

Figure 5: Project researcher, Tyler Petroelje, moving captured coyote to work up area.




Example coyote home ranges using 95% fixed kernel density.

Figure 6: Example coyote home ranges using 95% fixed kernel density. The male coyote (CO115) was collared from 16 May - 29 October 2015 and had a home range size of 58 square kilometers or 22 square miles. The female coyote (CO110) collared from 29 May - 27 September 2014 had a home range size of 103 square kilometers or 40 square miles. The disjoint areas in the home ranges (smaller polygons) are present because the individual did not use the area between the larger and smaller polygons although they traveled between those areas.


Phase 3 (2017-2019)

Not yet available.