Human-Wildlife conflicts in Mwanachingwala conservation area(MCA) Kafue Flats of Zambia
| Contributor(s):: Mutandalike Choonga S
The study of the human-wildUfe conflicts in MCA Kafue flats was done in the month of August. The study used a structured questionnaire, focus group discussions and individual intennews unth randomly chosen individuals. Descriptive SPSS software was used to analyze the data at two levels: the...
Distance-dependent effectiveness of diversionary bear bait sites
| Contributor(s):: Stringham, Stephen F., Bryant, Ann
Evaluation of eight repellents in deterring eastern cottontail herbivory in Connecticut
| Contributor(s):: Williams, Scott C., Short, Michael R.
Review of Wildlife Damage Management: Prevention, Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
| Contributor(s):: Travis L. Devault
Wildlife damage management (WDM) is more challenging than it might seem to the uninitiated. As any reader of Human–Wildlife Interactions knows, there is much more to WDM than trapping nuisance raccoons from attics and applying chemicals to ward off deer from ornamental plants. Although...
Recovery of "Intrinsic Value" Damages in Case of Negligently Killed Pet Dog
| Contributor(s):: William A. Reppy Jr., Calley Gerber
The North Carolina Court of Appeals, in a case where negligent killing of a pet dog with no market value was admitted, has denied recovery of “intrinsic” damages (also called “actual” damages). Shera v. NC State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 723 S.E.2d 352 (N.C....
Assessment of key parameters for gunshot used on cattle: a pilot study on shot placement and effects of diverse ammunition on isolated cattle heads
| Contributor(s):: Schiffer, K. J., Retz, S. K., Richter, U., Algers, B., Hensel, O.
There have been many improvements regarding transport conditions, pre-slaughter handling, and captive-bolt stunning of cattle at commercial abattoirs, but many challenges still exist. Animals unaccustomed to human-animal contact, such as free-range beef cattle, may be especially difficult to...
Proceedings of the Second Eastern Wildlife Damage Control Conference (Complete volume)
| Contributor(s):: Peter T. Bromley (editor)
The papers and abstracts of the proceedings were reproduced from camera-ready materials provided by the authors. The quality of the published proceedings is a credit to the authors, who followed editorial directions very well and who painstakingly reviewed their papers. The proceedings contains...
Effects of grackle damage control techniques in citrus on nesting success of non-target species
| Contributor(s):: John H. Rappole, Wan R. Tipton, Arlo H. Kane, Rafael H. Flores
Several techniques were tested to reduce the damage caused by great-tailed grackles to citrus in the lower Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas: monofilament line, eyespot balloons, pyrotechnics, and grackle nest removal. Ten species were found nesting in the treated groves, but only the mourning...
Avian perching deterrents on ultrasonic sensors at airport wind-shear alert systems
| Contributor(s):: Michael L. Avery, Ann C. Genchi
Preventing birds from perching on the sensor units of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Low Level Wind-shear Alert System (LLWAS) is crucial to its successful operation. In this study we evaluated, under controlled conditions, responses of brownheaded cowbirds (Molothrus ater), fish crows...
Badger movement ecology in Colorado agricultural areas after a fire
| Contributor(s):: Craig Ramey, Jean Bourassa
While investigating the American badger (Taxidea taxus) in eastern Colorado’s wheatlands, we studied 3 badgers which were affected by a 2.1 km2 man-made fire and compared them to 2 adjacent badgers unaffected by the fire. All badgers were equipped with radio-telemetry collars and generally...
Evaluation of moderate and low-powered lasers for dispersing double-crested cormorants from their night roosts
| Contributor(s):: James F. Glahn, Greg Ellis, Paul Fioranelli, Brian S. Dorr
The double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is the primary avian predator on the southern catfish industry, estimated to cause $5 million in damage per year. To date, the most effective strategy for alleviating cormorant depredations in areas of intensive catfish production is...
A novel strategy for pocket gopher control
| Contributor(s):: Michael E.R. Godfrey
Current techniques for the control of pocket gophers use traps, fumigants or toxic baits. Trapping and fumigation are labor intensive and seldom effective in giving more than short-term relief. Toxic baiting usually uses baits that are rapidly degraded and although the resident gopher may be...
Impacts of supplemental feeding on the nutritional ecology of black bears
| Contributor(s):: Steven T. Partridge, Dale L. Nolte, Georg J. Ziegltrum, Charles T. Robbins
Black bear (Ursus americanus) damage to managed conifer stands during the spring in the U.S. Pacific Northwest is a continuing management concern. Because bear damage to managed conifers may reflect the limited availability of nutritious foods, supplemental feeding has been used to decrease...
Plastic visual barriers were ineffective at reducing recolonization rates of prarie dogs
| Contributor(s):: Scott E. Hygnstrom
Two plastic visual barriers were ineffective in controlling expansion of 7 active black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) colonies and recolonization of 7 toxicant-treated sections of colonies. Barriers constructed with Sno-Strap, a 15.2- cm wide band of high-tensile polyethylene plastic,...
Estimation of red-winged blackbird mortality from toxic bait application
| Contributor(s):: James F. Glahn, Michael L. Avery
Application of slow-acting toxic bait is one method of reducing local populations of depredating blackbirds. Estimating numbers of birds killed in such baiting operations is difficult because affected birds die off-site and are seldom recovered. We conducted bioassays and flight pen studies of...
Twenty-five year history of the Kansas coyote damage control program
| Contributor(s):: F. Robert Henderson
In the 1968 legislative session, an appropriate was made to Kansas State University to hire a predator and rodent control specialist. I was hired for this position on July 1, 1968. During August, 1968, I traveled to Missouri and spent a week working with Mr. Bob Smith, a long-time employee of the...
Private costs of predator control in New Mexico in 1983
| Contributor(s):: Gary A. Littauer, Ronald J. White, David Carroll Hall
A survey was conducted by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture in early 1984 to determine costs incurred by livestock producers to control predation on livestock during 1983. Out of a sample of 1,848 producers who were sent questionnaires, 706 (38%) usable responses were returned. The...
Attitudes of Nebraska sheep producers toward predators
| Contributor(s):: Dale J. Hafer, Scott E. Hygnstrom
The economy of the State of Nebraska is highly dependent on the agricultural industry. When factors arise that complicate and threaten facets of the industry, those involved, particularly producers, often express a high degree of concern toward those threatening factors.The sheep producers of...
Opening comments and extension's role in Nebraska
| Contributor(s):: Leo E. Lucas
I would like to echo Dr. Massengale's comments in welcoming you to Nebraska. We are pleased to have you here. Nebraska is a major agricultural state. Ninety-seven percent of the land is privately owned and most of i t isin agricultural production of one type or another. Nebraska ranks fifth in...
Evidence for pain in decapod crustaceans
| Contributor(s):: Elwood, R. W.