Time-lapse cameras as an aid in studying grizzly bears in northwest Wyoming




Time-lapse cameras were effective for gathering limited distribution and population data on grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) and black bears (Ursus americanus) in northwest Wyoming. Thirty-six stations, each consisting of a camera and a lure, were monitored for 551 camera-days; 83 rolls of film were exposed. Five different lures were tested. Thirty-one bears (5 grizzly, 25 black, 1 unknown bear) were identified at 15 stations. Young:adult and young:female ratios observed (0.4 and 1.5 for black bears and 0.7 and 2.0 for grizzlies) corresponded well with those of other researchers in the region. One sighting recorded on film extended the known range of the grizzly bear in the Shoshone National Forest.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Time-lapse cameras as an aid in studying grizzly bears in northwest Wyoming
DOI 10.2307/3872888
Volume 4
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher International Association for Bear Research and Management
Publisher location Morges, Switzerland
Contributing office(s) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Bears: Their biology and management
First page 331
Last page 335
Conference Title Fourth International Conference on Bear Research and Management
Conference Location Kalispell, MT
Conference Date February 1977
Country United States
State Wyoming
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