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Title: An effective box trap for capturing lynx
Author: Kolbe, Jay A.; Squires, John R.; Parker, Thomas W.;
Source: Wildlife Society Bulletin. 31(4): 980-985.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
We designed a box trap for capturing lynx (Lynx lynx) that is lightweight, safe, effective, and less expensive than many commercial models. It can be constructed in approximately 3-4 hours from readily available materials. We used this trap to capture 40 lynx 89 times (96% of lynx entering traps) and observed no trapping related injuries. We compare our box trap to other common lynx-capture techniques that we used in terms of capture success, injuries, efficacy, and cost. Our design provided a safe, economical, and efficient means of capturing lynx when even a moderate risk of injury was unacceptable.
Keywords: box trap, Canada lynx, foothold trap, live capture, live trap, Lynx lynx, snare, trapping injuries
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Kolbe, Jay A.; Squires, John R.; Parker, Thomas W. 2003. An effective box trap for capturing lynx. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 31(4): 980-985.
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