Unfortunately we will never put a dent in them. A female coyote can have up to 19 pups in one litter. They are almost like hogs good thing though is they only breed once a year unlike hogs breeding multiple times a year. Good thing they can't do that because if they could we wouldn't have any deer or turkeys left.I'm afraid they will always just be a way of life. We could never put a dent in their population. However, I will try every chance I get.
Yeah I read that on National Geographic. I'm sure they are the same litter sizes as our dogs but still even 3-4 coyotes per female is a lot.Average litter size generally is 3-4 pups. They can have larger litter sizes, with the highest noted by several ADC hands I know of, counted 14. Not impossible I suppose, but 19 would be astronomical, and by no stretch, anywhere close to the 3-4 average. It is rare, because coyotes are not a pack animal, that a den is shared by two bitches, so a pup count could lead to a erroneous conclusion. By personal account, Ive never seen more than five placental scars in a big mature bitch coyote of the ones Ive killed.