Re: Coyotes and next-morning deer
A fresh killed deer left overnight is fair game to a host of scavengers, coyote, bobcat, bear, oppossum, raccoon, both foxes, fisher, and skunk. If you run out of blood then start a grid pattern search using a flashlight, wet blood sheens in the light, I hang surveryors tape to mark spots as it is not affected by rain. The combined noise and wide spread human scent of a grid pattern search late into the night will geatly reduce the chance of a predator coming in to claim the animal in the remaining hours till daylight. A coyote or fox is not going to rush into an area that is saturated with human scent.
I've never had a problem with taste of deer gone overnight, even gut shot with a bow.
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