Every foxhunter in the eastern U.S. is by now well acquainted with the coyote—the Eastern coyote, that is. The question, according to ThePilot.com in Moore County, North Carolina, is this: is the Eastern coyote a new subspecies, or just the same old coyote formerly seen only in our western states?
Dr. Colter Chitwood has been studying the Eastern coyote, its DNA, diets, behavior, and movements on the Fort Bragg Military Reservation, an area covering 251 square miles in North Carolina.
Chitwood earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies at UNC, Chapel Hill, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology from N.C. State University. He grew up in North Georgia, hunting, fishing, and tramping through the woods.
Dr. Chitwood will deliver a presentation of his findings at a meeting of Save Our Sandhills (SOS) on Thursday, January 29, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Southern Pines Civic Club, located at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Ashe Street. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.
See the complete article in ThePilot.com.
Posted January 25, 2015