Ruffed grouse, restoration, weight, habitat
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.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1982 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Little, Terry W. and Sheets, Robert
"Transplanting Iowa Ruffed Grouse,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 89(4), 172-175.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol89/iss4/10