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Photo Courtesy of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department On the hunt for prairie dogs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, this coyote roams alone. An April study conducted by rural mail carriers resulted in the highest number of coyotes in 18 years.

More mangy coyotes


A large coyote hunt recently held in Southwest North Dakota turned up more coyotes with mange, something the North Dakota Game and Fish Department attributes to a higher coyote population.

Stephanie Tucker, a furbearer biologist for the NDGF, said North Dakota has had high coyote numbers the last few years.

With a little help from rural mail carriers, the last official survey done on coyote populations was in April.

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