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The following schedule is from the 72nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies which was held October 21-24, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. 
Monday, October 22 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Poster: Survival and Recovery Rates of Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura) Banded on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge

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AUTHORS: James M. Whitaker, Samantha A. Collins – Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge

ABSTRACT: A national dove banding program was initiated in 2003 by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, in conjunction with many state wildlife management agencies, to better understand Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) population trends and to provide harvest rate estimates for the species. The data gathered from this program and others are critical in the development of setting harvest season dates and bag limits for Mourning Doves. In addition, this information is used for annual harvest management plans and other strategic management plans that have large landscape level effects. Banding efforts for Mourning Doves have been conducted from 2010-2017 on or adjacent to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge property in southwestern Louisiana. During this time, 831 normal, wild Mourning Doves were banded and released. Hunters or landowners shot, recovered, and/or reported 48 birds (6%) with bands during this period. We report preliminary findings on encounter locations, annual survival and harvest of this species from band recovery data for birds banded during these efforts.

Monday October 22, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bon Secour Bay Ballroom & 2nd Level Foyer

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