A method for live-trapping dusky grouse

Journal of Wildlife Management



A drive trap, used to capture dusky grouse (Dendragapus obscurus obscurus) females and their broods for transplantation, is described. The trap consists of two 75-foot wings, leading to a netting-covered enclosure with a smaller wooden catch box at the rear. A four-man crew finds a brood in open cover and, while one or two men keep the brood under observation, the others rig the trap along the birds' anticipated route to cover. It takes about 10-20 minutes to set up the trap, depending on roughness of terrain, and another 5-60 minutes to make the catch. The trap was tried on seven broods, of which five were caught entire and all but one bird from each of the other two broods were captured. Two additional broods were accidentally flushed before the trap could be used.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A method for live-trapping dusky grouse
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 27
Issue 4
Year Published 1963
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 563-566
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 563
Last page 566