Live trapping of hawks and owls

Journal of Wildlife Management
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1. Hawks of six species (80 individuals) and owls of five species (37 individuals) were trapped for banding from November 1, 1943, to. May 26,1944. 2. In general, pole traps proved better than hand-operated traps or automatic traps using live bait. 3. Verbail pole traps proved very efficient, and were much more humane than padded steel traps because they rarely injured a captured bird. 4: Unbaited Verbail traps took a variety of raptors, in rough proportion to their local abundance, although slightly more of beneficial species were caught than of harmful types. 5. Hawks and owls were retrapped more readily in Verbail traps than in other types tried. 6. The number of song birds caught in Verbail traps was negligible. 7. Crows and vultures were not taken in Verbail traps, but possibly could be caught with bait.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Live trapping of hawks and owls
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 9
Issue 2
Year Published 1945
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 99-104
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 99
Last page 104