Seasonal Home Range Size and Movement Behavior of the Gray Fox on the Savannah River Site, South Carolina

Nineteen gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) were equipped with radiotransmitter collars and located by triangulation on the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina, between 22 March 1985 and 24 May 1986. Telemetry locations (N = 3,(08) were used to estimate seasonal home range sizes (N = 23) and calculate minimum total distances (MTD) moved (N = 192). Seasonal home range sizes were not different between sexes or seasons (P > 0.05). Average seasonal home range sizes were 173 ha for males, 139 ha for females, and 158 ha for both sexes combined. MTDs were not different between sexes (P > 0.05). Denning season MTDs (¯x = 3,459 m) were smaller than those of pup rearing (¯x = 5,360 m) and dispersal and mating (¯x = 5,742 m) seasons (P < 0.05).

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