STP625: A Method for Evaluating Coyote Scent Baits

    Timm, RM
    Graduate student, professor and vertebrate ecologist, and graduate student, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of California, Davis, Calif.

    Howard, WE
    Graduate student, professor and vertebrate ecologist, and graduate student, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of California, Davis, Calif.

    Monroe, MW
    Graduate student, professor and vertebrate ecologist, and graduate student, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of California, Davis, Calif.

    Teranishi, R
    Research leader in food quality and research chemist in food quality, Western Regional Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Albany, Calif.

    Murphy, EL
    Research leader in food quality and research chemist in food quality, Western Regional Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Albany, Calif.

    Pages: 6    Published: Jan 1977


    Abstract

    A method for evaluating candidate coyote scent baits to make coyote control more selective has been developed. Each odorous compound is placed on a wad of cotton within a disposable tissue capsule secured between two metal plates. One or several horizontal or vertical scent stations or both can then be placed within a test area into which a coyote is released. A single observer, located in a blind, can observe the animal's responses to the scents. The type of frequency of the coyote's responses to compounds can be recorded. Such information is valuable in selecting scents for use with various methods of coyote control.

    Keywords:

    vertebrate pest control, coyote, Canis latrans, odor, scent, scent baits, test device, predator control


    Paper ID: STP27065S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.17

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27065S


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