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Title: Varmint control in Cochise County over the years

Author: Tellman, Barbara;

Date: 2005

Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 287-291

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Description: Varmint control has a long history in the area, going back at least to the 18th century. More than 125 years of systematic varmint control in Cochise County has had mixed success. Two large predators, the grizzly bear and the Mexican wolf, were eliminated from the area. Coyotes have maintained their numbers despite hundreds killed annually. While organized government efforts have played a major role, individual efforts by hunters, farmers, homeowners, and others have been far more significant.

Keywords: Canis lupus, Canis latrans, Felix concolor, Ursus, varmints, rodents, wildlife management, control, Arizona

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Tellman, Barbara 2005. Varmint control in Cochise County over the years. In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 287-291

 


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