Spatial Organization of Bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Southern Illinois

  title={Spatial Organization of Bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Southern Illinois},
  author={Clayton K. Nielsen and Alan David Woolf},
Abstract Many aspects of spatial organization in solitary carnivores remain unknown due to prohibitively low sample sizes and reliance on only annual home range and overlap data. We estimated size, overlap and fidelity of annual and seasonal home ranges and core areas of 52 (22 male, 30 female) adult bobcats (Lynx rufus) in southern Illinois during 1995–1999 and quantified temporal spacing. We report an unusual pattern of spatial organization for bobcats such that, although male and female… 
Abstract The spacing patterns and mating systems of solitary carnivores have important implications for social behavior and for the survival and reproduction of individuals. Over 2 years, we
Spatial Organization of Adult Bobcats in a Longleaf Pine-Wiregrass Ecosystem in Southwestern Georgia
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Annual Dynamics of Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Home Range and Core Use Areas in Mississippi
Abstract We investigated the annual dynamics of bobcat (Lynx rufus) home range and core use areas by radiotracking 23 female and 6 male bobcats from 10 January 1989 to 31 January 1998 in Mississippi.
Winter Home Range and Core Area Size and Overlap of Sibling Adult Female Bobcats (Lynx rufus) in East-central Minnesota
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Effects of hunting on cougar spatial organization
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Home Range Size and Activity Patterns of Bobcats (Lynx rufus) in the Southern Part of their Range in the Chihuahuan Desert, Mexico
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Dispersal Characteristics of Juvenile Bobcats in South-Central Indiana
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We compiled data from a variety of hunter and trapper surveys and sighting records (n = 3,123) to provide a current record of bobcat (Lynx rufus) distribution and relative abundance throughout the
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Flexible spatial organization of urban foxes, Vulpes vulpes, before and during an outbreak of sarcoptic mange
The social and spatial organization of urban fox groups prior to and during an outbreak of sarcoptic mange was compared with predictions derived from the resource dispersion hypothesis (RDH). We
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Survival and cause-specific mortality of adult raccoons in central Mississippi
The data suggest implementing a summer raccoon ting season with conservative bag limits will not reduce raccoon populations by reducing annual survival, and patterns of mortality varied between the summer hunting and control areas.
Table of equivalent populations of North American small mammals
During 1943, 110 titles concerning population densities and home ranges of about 60 species of North American small mammals, covering most of the titles on the subject through 1941, were summarized by the writer, intended to compare methods and results of censuses.