Dr. Jon Way, who has often offered his expertise on this blog, now has his book, Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Urban Massachusetts, published.

You can order it from the usual on-line sources or a signed copy with special color inserts at his website: Eastern Coyote Research.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

5 Responses to Jon Way's book on eastern coyotes is published — Suburban Howls.

  1. Just went over to his webpage and placed an order for the book. Was not aware what this young and dedicated guy is doing! Great!

  2. avatar Nancy Sharpe says:

    I too have ordered Jon Way’s book…. living in ma. and hearing the coyotes yips and howls, it will be be fascinating to learn how they co-exist in suburbia….

  3. avatar Susan Stringfield says:

    It is a shame the state of Massachusetts is denying Dr. Way the necessary permits allowing him to continue trapping coyotes for research, research that benefits all of us.

    We need to understand our wild neighbors and learn how excessive hunting can be counterproductive to wildlife management…coyote populations may stabilize when excessive hunting is ceased.

    Instead the state seems to cater to only those that want to kill these animals for their pelts or because they erroneously believe the are reducing the coyote population.

    Contact Mass. Governor Patrick and ask that Dr. Way be provided the necessary permits to continue and expand his research!

  4. avatar Linda Hunter says:

    just finished reading Jon Way’s book. What a great piece of research and I love the way the book was so easy to read. Every researcher who lives with animals gets heartbroken by the extreme short sightedness of other humans. Every spring and fall I have to endure another one of the bears I love being “harvested” by hunters who know nothing about the bear they shot at all. I highly recommend reading this book of Jon Way’s as you will never look at a coyote the same again, and you might find you live closer to them than you thought.

  5. avatar C Alexander says:

    Mr. Way I find eastern Coyote research very interesting though, I have never seen a wild coyote, at least not to my knowledge. But there was one incidence when a semi wild female “shepherd” was in a campground. A guy said that she was a german shepherd but i didn’t think she was. she had shepherd like features but had white underneath her throat and belly. She had a liter of pups and would go hunting I noticed remains of moles and other mammals near the porch of a shack where her pups were.

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