Nova Scotia Hunter Safety Course


Nature's Hunters

Predators are animals that prey on very young, old and sick animals. They are part of nature's way of balancing the wildlife population. For example, an overabundance of mice in a given area might be followed by an increased presence of foxes and hawks. These predators will kill and eat the mice until the mice population is significantly reduced. The number of predators in an area is directly proportional to the abundance of wildlife species they feed on. Coyotes, foxes, wolves, bobcats, hawks, falcons, eagles, osprey, and owls are all predators.