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Testing the Wildlink activity-detection system on wolves and white-tailed deer

Canadian Journal of Zoology

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Abstract

We tested the reliability and predictive capabilities of the activity meter in the new Wildlink Data Acquisition and Recapture System by comparing activity counts with concurrent observations of captive wolf (Canis lupus) and free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) activity. The Wildlink system stores activity data in a computer within a radio collar with which a biologist can communicate. Three levels of activity could be detected. The Wildlink system provided greater activity discrimination and was more reliable, adaptable, and efficient and was easier to use than conventional telemetry activity systems. The Wildlink system could be highly useful for determining wildlife energy budgets.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Testing the Wildlink activity-detection system on wolves and white-tailed deer
Series title:
Canadian Journal of Zoology
Volume
69
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
2466-2469
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Canadian Journal of Zoology
First page:
2466
Last page:
2469
Number of Pages:
4