Hen Decoys Aid in Trapping Cock Prairie Chickens with Bownets and Noose Carpets

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1967
Authors:Anderson, RK, Hamerstrom, F
Journal:The Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume:31
Issue:4
Date Published:1967
ISBN Number:0022541X
Keywords:Pedioecetes, Pedioecetes phasianellus, Phasianidae, Tympanuchus, Tympanuchus cupido, Tympanuchus phasianellus
Abstract:Individual cock prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) were successfully trapped in their territories by use of hen decoys posed in a copulating posture. The decoys elicited a sexual response in the cocks and thus lured them into position for trapping with either bownet or noose carpet. Eighteen cocks have been caught in this manner, plus 64 prairie chickens and four sharp-tails (Pedioecetes phasianellus) using bownets with corn as bait. Trap construction is described.
URL:http://www.jstor.org/stable/3797992
Short Title:The Journal of Wildlife Management
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