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I placed a cell camera out on a field edge on July 8 and had multiple deer pass by on the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th. On the 11th a coyote showed up. Ever since I have had nothing.

 

I know the camera is still working because I get a daily picture at 9pm.

 

Yes this is a small sample size but it is an interesting correlation. Hopefully the deer show back up, there was a decent buck (by my standards) who I was looking forward to observing his antler development.

 

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One coyote shouldn't have an impact, but where there's one, there could be many more or another big predator lurking around that's camera shy.

If you have a spare trail camera, you could make a bait pile in a semi secluded area and see what hits it.

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Coyotes and deer have co-existed for a long time and the coyotes don't do much to control the population.  They get the weak and injured ones and some fawns,but obviously not enough to make a dent in the population. 

I was hunting a few years ago and had a coyote under my tree and not 30 mins later a deer came by. The deer went on high alert when it crossed the coyotes scent trail but didn't run or anything. 

Could be your deer are just on a different food source for a couple of days,they tend to do rounds...

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9 minutes ago, JJBat150 said:

I have dozens of pictures from trail cams over the years where deer and coyote have walked the same path within minutes / hours of each other.  

Yes, same with mine.   Occasionally you’ll see one not to far behind and running but overall, most of the year they live in harmony.   

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Plenty of guys here that are death on coyotes and that’s fine.   I’m usually that guy although I’ve killed a few as a target of opportunity during deer seasons and will continue to.   
 

Lots of guys have bad ass predator guns that don’t kill squat with them and that’s ok too.  Killing a couple/few a year isn’t going to put a dent in the population.    

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Yes, same with mine.   Occasionally you’ll see one not to far behind and running but overall, most of the year they live in harmony.   

Same


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