Fur productivity of submarginal farmland

Journal of Wildlife Management
Also summarized in Maryland Conservationist 29(3):20-23, 1952
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A submarginal tract of a thousand acres on the Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland, was trapped for three seasons (1943-46) to determine the fur-productivity of the area. The tract yielded 392 fur animals, the pelts of which were sold at public auction for $1119.00. This resulted in an average income from trapping of approximately forty cents per acre per year. The habitats most productive of catches of fur animals were hedgerows and wood and road margins, followed by bottomland forests and lake margins. Some suggestions for improving habitat for fur animals are given.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Fur productivity of submarginal farmland
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 16
Issue 1
Year Published 1952
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 79-86
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 79
Last page 86
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