Studying New Jersey Coyotes

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

The arrival of coyotes in New Jersey raised numerous concerns, including the possible spread of rabies. To determine coyote management solutions, Wildlife Forever helped to seek answers about the elusive coyote’s lifestyle. As part of the study, coyotes were trapped, ear tagged, weighed and measured, and fitted with radio collars. DNA samples were collected and the coyotes were aged by tooth wear examinations. The coyotes were tracked as they traveled around Sussex County and the Kittatiny Ridge area of New Jersey. The project area covered more than 100,000 acres, with an airplane assisting in tracking the coyotes as they ranged across the region.