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Factors Affecting Scent Station Visitation Rates of Raccoons and Bobcats

@inproceedings{Gabor1994FactorsAS,
  title={Factors Affecting Scent Station Visitation Rates of Raccoons and Bobcats},
  author={Timothy M. Gabor and Robert E. Kissell and Douglas A. Elrod and Richard E. Jr. Lizotte},
  year={1994}
}
Scent stations are assumed to be a simple and economical method to index furbearer populations, but recent literature challenges the reliability of this technique. We examined several variables that could affect visitation rates of 2 commonly indexed species. Raccoon (Procyon lotor) and bobcat (Felis rufus) visi- tation rates of scent stations were monitored on the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge in western Tennessee during summer and fall 1991. Factors tested included placement from water and… 

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