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16 August 2011 Black-footed ferret areas of activity during late summer and fall at Meeteetse, Wyoming
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Radiotelemetry was used during 1983 and 1984 to collect information on short-term areas of activity for black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) near Meeteetse, Wyoming. This population ultimately provided ferrets for the captive-breeding program that bred and released offspring into the wild since 1991. We fitted 5 adult ferrets and 13 juveniles with radiotransmitters and followed their movements during late summer and fall. Adult males had 7-day areas of activity that were >6 times as large as those of adult females. Activity areas of adult males varied little in coverage or location on a weekly basis, but females sequentially shifted their areas. Unlike juvenile females, juvenile males tended to leave their natal colonies.

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Kathleen A. Fagerstone and Dean E. Biggins "Black-footed ferret areas of activity during late summer and fall at Meeteetse, Wyoming," Journal of Mammalogy 92(4), 705-709, (16 August 2011). https://doi.org/10.1644/10-MAMM-S-140.1
Published: 16 August 2011
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