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    Author(s): Kerry R. Foresman; Dean Pearson
    Date: 1999
    Source: Canadian Field‐Naturalist. 113(3): 386-389.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    We investigated winter activity patterns of American Martens, Martes americana, Snowshoe Hares, Lepus americanus, and Red Squirrels, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, in westcentral Montana between November 1994 and March 1995 using dual-sensor remote cameras. One hundred percent of Snowshoe Hare (n = 25) observations occurred at night while Martens (n = 85) exhibited random activity during diel and nocturnal hours and Red Squirrels (n = 22) were diurnal. Marten activity coincided with the nocturnal and diurnal rnicrotines and diurnal Red Squirrels though they could take advantage of the strictly nocturnal Snowshoe Hares.

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    Foresman, Kerry R.; Pearson, D. E. 1999. Activity patterns of American martens, fishers, snowshoe hares, and red squirrels in westcentral Montana. Canadian Field‐Naturalist. 113(3): 386-389.

    Keywords

    Marten, Martes americana, Snowshoe Hare, Lepus americana, Red Squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, activity patterns, remote cameras, Montana

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