The Influence of a Small Sanctuary on Survival Rates of Black Bears in North Carolina

  title={The Influence of a Small Sanctuary on Survival Rates of Black Bears in North Carolina},
  author={Jeff Beringer and Steven G. Seibert and Steven Richard Reagan and Allan J. Brody and Michael R. Pelton and Larry D. Vangilder},
  journal={Journal of Wildlife Management},
Sanctuaries for black bears (Ursus americanus) were established in North Carolina in 1971 to protect breeding females and provide surplus bears for hunting. To test the efficacy of this management technique, we studied survival rates of 51 black bears captured from 1982-89 in and around Harmon Den Bear Sanctuary, North Carolina. We determined the proportion of daily locations that each bear spent off the sanctuary (POFF). We fit a Cox proportional hazard model to these data to determine which… 


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