Thomas L. Edwards

Occurrence of Officer-Reported Raccoon Hunting Law Violators in Kentucky

Data concerning violations by Kentucky raccoon hunters from June 1983 through December 1984 is presented. Of 5,692 raccoon hunters who were field-contacted by Kentucky conservation officers, 22% were cited for violation of some fish and wildlife regulation. One of every 6 raccoon hunters was cited for taking or attempting to take raccoons illegally. Highest monthly total violation rates occurred during October. Violation frequently was lowest during December. Most recent findings reveal lower raccoon hunter violations in eastern Kentucky than in the western or central regions. Review of...

Year
1985

Factors Affecting the Distribution and Harvest of River Otters in Louisiana

Data from a trapper survey in Louisiana for the 1980-81 season were used to estimate river otter (Lutra canadensis) harvest for each parish, and the data were compared in a step-wise regression procedure in 53 noncoastal parishes with independent variables thought to affect otter harvest. Of the factors tested, those most responsible for variation in the number of otters harvested were the amount of forested and nonforested wetlands, number of trapping licenses sold, and acreage of cotton in 1980. Otter occurrence was indexed in 6 parishes by otter latrine sites in transects along selected...

Year
1985