It may be deer season, but there’s nothing wrong with doing a bit of predator control while you’re out of doors. These hunters just happened to be in the right place at the right time when they discovered a deer fawn squealing in terror as two coyotes latched onto its throat. The hunters decided to help the young deer out and made two pretty impressive shots on the coyotes that knocked them down flat.
It was a rare opportunity and one that many hunters would view as a win-win situation. Not only do you get two coyotes, but you also give the fawn a chance to grow up. Some sportsmen pointed out that it was only natural for coyotes to prey on fawns, and asked whether it was really up to us to decide which species has a higher value.
With coyotes overpopulated in so many parts of country, many people would say yes in this case. Coyotes are also a nuisance and can be dangerous to domestic animals, so they certainly haven’t made the best case for themselves. Hopefully at least this fawn was able to make it back to mom.
What do you think? Would you have taken those shots?