Daniel U. Greene

Bait Preference and Banding Cost Analysis for Mourning Doves in the Chenier Plain of Southwest Louisiana

SEAFWA Journal Volume 7, March 2020

The mourning dove (Zenaida macroura; hereafter dove) is among the most iconic symbols for hunting in the southeastern United States. Con-servation and management of this species is a priority for many state wildlife management agencies. Annual banding efforts are one of the main meth-ods used to measure survival and recovery rates, which aid in harvest management recommendations. We examined a number of dove captures using five different bait types over a two-year period in southwestern Louisiana and performed a banding cost analysis. We found milo to be the most efficient bait for banding...

Year
2020