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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Ruffed grouse, restoration, weight, habitat

Abstract

Restoration of ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus medianus) to southeast Iowa met with limited success. Grouse populations were maintained at low densities 8 years after release, as evidenced by the numbers of drumming males inhabiting Shimek State Forest. Lack of suitable habitat, created by advanced secondary forest succession on state-owned lands, appeared to be the major limiting factor. Techniques for trapping and holding grouse, and the effects of confinement on grouse condition are described.

Publication Date

December 1982

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

89

Issue

4

First Page

172

Last Page

175

Copyright

© Copyright 1982 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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