Jean A. Allen

Hunting Leases on Private Nonindustrial Forest Land in North Carolina

Landowners in North Carolina leased hunting rights on about .91 million ha (12%) of forest land for about $3 million in 1984. Large proportions of forest land were leased in the northern (30%) and southern (26%) coastal plains. Average tract size leased in the northern coastal plain was 550 ha and in the southern coastal plain was 389 ha. In the Piedmont, the proportion of leased land (12%) was substantially less than in the coastal plain, and average tract size was only 154 ha. Only about 3% of mountain land was leased for hunting with an average tract size of 117 ha. The average lease...


Breeding Chronology Of Louisiana Mottled Ducks As Indicated By Gonads

The breeding chronology of the mottled duck (Anasfulvi[(ula maculosa) was investigated during a 2-year study in southwest Louisiana. Gonadal measurements were recorded from 37 hunter-killed and 158 collected mottled ducks. A correlation analysis revealed that the ratios of combined testis length to body weight and oviduct width to body weight most accurately revealed reproductive status for males and females, respectively. A quadratic model produced the most significant regression of reproductive status on time for both sexes in 1978 and 1979. Mottled ducks remained sexually quiescent...