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Tool and Technique for Restraining Live-Captured American Martens and FishersAuthor(s): Linda Ebel Thomasma; Rolf O. Peterson; Rolf O. Peterson
Source: Res. Note NE-365. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 5 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionRestraining live-captured animals poses challenges when working alone, especially in remote field locations. While studying American martens (Marfes americana) and fishers (Martes pennantr) in Michigan, we developed a new tool, trap combs, to restrain a live-captured animal in the trap. The construction and use of trap combs are described.
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CitationThomasma, Linda Ebel; Peterson, Rolf O. 1998. Tool and Technique for Restraining Live-Captured American Martens and Fishers. Res. Note NE-365. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 5 p.
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