Weekly Update: Michigan Predator-Prey Project

  This week, SCI Foundation has been providing an inside look of the Michigan Predator-Prey Project through our “Week in the Field” video series. The project’s overall objective is to understand cause-specific mortality of white-tailed deer fawns. Mortality due to predation is being compared to other causes of mortality across three different snow zones (low, …

Estimating Bobcat Abundance in Michigan

By Deb Martell, MS State University; Dr. Jerrold Belant, MS State University and Dr. Dean Beyer, MI DNR 1. A bobcat (Lynx rufus) caught on camera at a hair snare site. Estimating wildlife abundance is important for effective management and understanding species’ ecology, including predator-prey relationships.  Use of DNA-based identification of individuals from tissue samples …

Hunter Legacy Fund 100: Emerging Leader in International Conservation Funding

During the past six months the Hunter Legacy Fund 100 (HLF) contributed over $450,000 to conservation projects around the globe.  It started on Saturday night at the 41st Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention in Reno, the HLF made a $250,000 contribution to the “Fighting for Lions” campaign.  The “Fighting for Lions” campaign will focus on keeping …