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dc.contributor.authorColbert, Derek Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:05:34Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:05:34Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.othercolbert_derek_s_201308_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/colbert_derek_s_201308_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29006
dc.description.abstractUsing autonomous recording units (ARUs), we recorded gobbling activity of wild turkeys to determine what influence weather, nesting, and hunting have on gobbling on 2 similar study sites in southwestern Georgia—the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center and Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area. Sites experienced a single peak of gobbling activity annually, and 3 out of 4 times this coincided with peak nest initiation. Most (78%) of gobbling occurred within 2 hours of sunrise. The best model of gobbling activity was the global model (wi = 0.88). Gobbling activity was greatest when mean daily temperature was 15 ◦C, when wind speed increased, and when barometric pressure decreased. No relationship between gobbling activity and hunting or peak nesting was detected, but 32-44% greater gobbling activity occurred on the Jones Center versus Silver Lake WMA when the general hunt opened on Silver Lake WMA through the end of the breeding seasons.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjecteastern wild turkey
dc.subjectMeleagris gallopavo silvestris
dc.subjectgobbling
dc.subjectweather
dc.subjecthunting
dc.subjectnesting
dc.subjectARU
dc.subjectACR
dc.subjecthabitat
dc.subjectavian
dc.titleBreeding season gobbling chronology in hunted and non-hunted populations of eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) in southwestern Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorMichael Chamberlain
dc.description.advisorRobert J. Warren
dc.description.committeeMichael Chamberlain
dc.description.committeeRobert J. Warren
dc.description.committeeRobert J. Cooper
dc.description.committeeL. Mike Conner


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