Field testing the Wildlink Capture Collar on wolves

Wildlife Society Bulletin
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Seventeen Wildlink capture collars were tested 61 times on 18 gray wolves (Canis lupus) during 1989-1991 in the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota. Overall success rate was 89%, and most failures were attributable to premature battery expiration. When batteries were changed ≤ every 2 months, 17 of 17 tests succeeded. With an upgraded version of the collar in which batteries lasted longer, 17 of 18 tests succeeded. Over the 2-year study, 6 of the 17 collars were lost. For serially recapturing individuals, the Wildlink collar proved useful and reliable if care was taken to replace batteries at proper intervals.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Field testing the Wildlink Capture Collar on wolves
Series title Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume 20
Issue 2
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 221
Last page 223
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