Held at the Red Lion Inn, Sacramento, California
March 6, 7 and 8, 1990
Arranged by the VERTEBRATE PEST COUNCIL of the VERTEBRATE PEST CONFERENCE
Proceedings Editors : LEWIS R. DAVIS and REX E. MARSH
Assistant Editor: DOROTHY E. BEADLE
Published at the University of California, Davis, July 1990

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CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

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Front Matter and Contents

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THE EFFECT OF SEED COAT COLOUR AND DEPTH OF PLANTING ON BUSHFOWL DAMAGE TO PLANTED MAIZE SEEDS, Modupe Akande and A.O. Obajimi

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EFFECT OF ARTIFICIAL PERCHES AND NESTS IN ATTRACTING RAPTORS TO ORCHARDS, Leonard R. Askham

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A MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE CONTROL OF PEST ANIMALS AND PLANTS IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, James K. Backholer, David W.A. Lane, and Eric A. Ward

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NATIVE HETEROMYID RODENTS AS PESTS OF COMMERCIAL JOJOBA, Rex O. Baker

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PLAGUE IN THE U.S.: PRESENT AND FUTURE, Allan M. Barnes

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LAMB PREDATION IN PATAGONIAN RANCHES, J. Bellati and J. von Thungen

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DEVELOPMENT, USE, AND BENEFITS OF THE ANIMAL DAMAGE CONTROL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM, Darlene G. Blaney

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CLOSING REMARKS FOR THE FOURTEENTH VERTEBRATE PEST CONFERENCE, John E. Borrecco

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ANIMAL DAMAGE PROBLEMS AND CONTROL ACTIVITIES ON NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS, John E. Borrecco and Hugh C. Black

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DAY-GLO® FLUORESCENT PARTICLES AS A MARKER FOR USE IN M-44 CYANIDE CAPSULES, Richard J. Burns, Guy E. Connolly, and Peter J. Savarie

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PREDATOR CONTROL FOR THE PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES IN CALIFORNIA, Peter H. Butchko

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COMMUNAL STARLING ROOSTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR CONTROL, Donald F. Caccamise

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CROP DAMAGE BY OVERABUNDANT POPULATIONS OF NILGAI AND BLACKBUCK IN HARYANA (INDIA) AND ITS MANAGEMENT, N.P.S. Chauhan and Ramveer Singh

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PLANNING RODENT CONTROL FOR BOSTON'S CENTRAL ARTERY/TUNNEL PROJECT, Bruce A. Colvin, A. Daniel Ashton, Wellard G. McCartney, and William B. Jackson

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EFFICACY OF COMPOUND 1080 LIVESTOCK PROTECTION COLLARS FOR KILLING COYOTES THAT ATTACK SHEEP, Guy Connolly and Richard J. Burns

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THE USE OF DOGS AND CALLS TO TAKE COYOTES AROUND DENS AND RESTING AREAS, Craig Coolahan

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PLANT SECONDARY COMPOUNDS–A BASIS FOR NEW AVIAN REPELLENTS, D.R. Crocker

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AN EVALUATION OF DRC-2698 TREATED BAITS FOR REDUCING BLACKBIRD POPULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH SUNFLOWER DAMAGE, John L. Cummings, Edward W. Schafer Jr., and Donald J. Cunningham

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OPENING REMARKS--FOURTEENTH PEST CONFERENCE, Lewis R. Davis

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REDUCING BLACKBIRD DAMAGE TO NEWLY PLANTED RICE WITH A NONTOXIC CLAY-BASED SEED COATING, David G. Decker, Michael L. Avery, and M.O. Way

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BROMETHALIN TOXICOSIS-EVALUATION OF AMINOPHYLLINE TREATMENT AND AN EPIDEMIOLOGIC ASSESSMENT, David C. Dorman, Alan J. Parker, and William B. Buck

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POLICY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF DINGO POPULATIONS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, R.J. Downward and J.E. Bromell

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A COMPARISON OF THREE TRAPS FOR REMOVAL OF COLUMBIAN GROUND SQUIRRELS, W. Daniel Edge and Sally L. Olson-Edge

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A REVIEW OF FALCONRY AS A BIRD-HAZING TECHNIQUE, William A. Erickson, Rex E. Marsh, and Terrell P. Salmon

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EFFICACY DATA FOR REGISTRATION OF STRYCHNINE GRAIN BAITS TO CONTROL POCKET GOPHERS (Thomomys spp.), James Evans, George H. Matschke, Dan L. Campbell, Paul L. Hegdal, and Richard M. Engeman

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RODENT PROBLEMS IN RANGE REHABILITATION, Richard Everett and Steve Monsen

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POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF MAINTAINING PESTICIDE REGISTRATIONS, Kathleen A. Fagerstone, Roger W. Bullard, and Craig A. Ramey

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CONTROL OF COYOTE PREDATION ON LIVESTOCK–PROGRESS IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, Michael W. Fall

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RODENTS AS A FOOD SOURCE, Lynwood A. Fiedler

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MYTHOLOGY OF VERTEBRATE PEST CONTROL, William D. Fitzwater

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GROUND SQUIRREL BURROW DESTRUCTION: CONTROL IMPLICATIONS, Arlette Gilson and Terrell P. Salmon

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BLACK BEAR FEEDING ON SECOND GROWTH REDWOODS: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT, Gregory A. Giusti

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THE STATUS OF THE STEEL TRAP IN NORTH AMERICA, James H. Glass

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SEEDLING DAMAGE AND MORTALITY OF CONIFER PLANTATIONS ON TRANSITORY RANGES IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IDAHO, Russell T. Graham and James L. Kingery

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ADC GUARDING DOG PROGRAM UPDATE: A FOCUS ON MANAGING DOGS, Jeffrey S. Green and Roger A. Woodruff

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CONTROL OF MEDITERRANEAN PINE VOLE POPULATIONS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, Gerald Guedon and Benoit Combes

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VERTEBRATE PESTS OF UK AGRICULTURE: PRESENT PROBLEMS AND FUTURE SOLUTIONS, Anthony R. Hardy

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FIELD TRIAL OF A CPT-AVICIDE AERIAL SPRAY, Jon F. Heisterberg, John L. Cummings, George M. Linz, Edward Knittle, Thomas W. Seamans, and Paul P. Woronecki

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HOW ANIMAL CONTROL IMPROVES ANIMAL WELFARE, Walter E. Howard

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DIFFERENTIAL TOXICITY AND TASTE AVERSION TO STRYCHNINE OF THREE SUBSPECIES OF THE CALIFORNIA GROUND SQUIRREL (Spermophilus beecheyi), Walter E. Howard, Stephen D. Palmateer, and Rex E. Marsh

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THE EVOLUTION OF VERTEBRATE PEST MANAGEMENT--THE SPECIES VERSUS SYSTEMS APPROACH, Scott E. Hygnstrom

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CONTROLLING VERTEBRATE ANIMAL DAMAGE IN SOUTHERN PINES, Jeffrey J. Jackson

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REQUIRED USE OF PROTECTIVE BAIT STATIONS IN THE U. S., William W. Jacobs

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THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN WILDLIFE DAMAGE SITUATIONS, Ron J. Johnson

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STATE OF THE ART TELEMETRY EQUIPMENT APPROPRIATE FOR VERTEBRATE PEST CONTROL RESEARCH, Barbara C. Kermeen

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CONTROL OF THE AFRICAN STRIPED GROUND SQUIRREL, Xerus erythropus, IN KENYA, Gillian E. Key

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STATUS OF COMPOUND DRC-1339 REGISTRATIONS, C. Edward Knittle, Edward W. Schaffer Jr., and Kathleen A. Fagerstone

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FRIGHTENING METHODS AND DEVICES/STIMULI TO PREVENT MAMMAL DAMAGE-- A REVIEW, Ann E. Koehler, Rex E. Marsh, and Terrell P. Salmon

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LYME DISEASE, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE WESTERN U.S., AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO WILDLIFE (Abstract only), Robert S. Lane

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ACQUIRED STRYCHNINE TOLERANCE BY POCKET GOPHERS, Ling Ling Lee, Walter E. Howard, and Rex E. Marsh

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THE USE OF RAINFALL PATTERNS IN PREDICTING POPULATION DENSITIES OF MULTIMAMMATE RATS, Mastomys natalensis, H. Leirs, R. Verhagen, and W. Verheyen

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SURVEY OF RODENT AND RABBIT DAMAGE TO ALFALFA HAY IN NEVADA, Steven R. Lewis and John M. O'Brien

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EFFECTS OF FIELD VERTEBRATE PEST CONTROL ON NONTARGET WILDLIFE (with emphasis on bird and rodent control), E.E. Littrell

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REPRODUCTION AND POPULATION STRUCTURE OF POCKET GOPHERS (Thomomvs bottae) FROM IRRIGATED ALFALFA FIELDS, Susan C. Loeb

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URBAN ANIMAL DAMAGE CONTROL IN CALIFORNIA, John R. Maestrelli

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MICROENCAPSULATION OF RODENTICIDES, Rex E. Marsh

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EXCLUSIONARY METHODS AND MATERIALS TO PROTECT PLANTS FROM PEST MAMMALS--A REVIEW, Rex E. Marsh, Ann E. Koehler, and Terrell P. Salmon

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BIRD CONTROL ON CONTAINMENT POND SITES, Lee R. Martin and Sam Hagar

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE BROWSING ANIMAL PROBLEM IN AUSTRALIAN EUCALYPT AND PINE PLANTATIONS, Thomas L. Montague, David C. Pollock, and Wendy Wright

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ASSESSMENT OF BIRD DAMAGE TO EARLY-RIPENING BLUEBERRIES IN FLORIDA, Curtis O. Nelms, Michael L. Avery, and David G. Decker

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BIRD PROBLEMS IN NEW ZEALAND–METHODS OF CONTROL, Peter C. Nelson

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VERTEBRATE PESTS OF BEEKEEPING, John M. O'Brien and Rex E. Marsh

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RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD AND STARLING FEEDING RESPONSES ON CORN EARWORM-INFESTED CORN, Flavian H. Okurut-Akol, Richard A. Dolbeer, and Paul P. Woronecki

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REGISTRATION STATUS OF VERTEBRATE PESTICIDES WITH EMPHASIS ON 1080 AND STRYCHNINE, Steve D. Palmateer

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WILD HOG MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AT GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, John D. Peine and Jane Allen Farmer

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RESPONSES OF CAPTIVE COYOTES TO CHEMICAL ATTRACTANTS, Robert L. Phillips, F. Sherman Blom, and Richard M. Engeman

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AN EVALUATION OF BREAKAWAY SNARES FOR USE IN COYOTE CONTROL, Robert L. Phillips, F. Sherman Blom, and Richard E. Johnson

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THE STATUS OF LINES IN BIRD DAMAGE CONTROL–A REVIEW, Patricia A. Pochop, Ron J. Johnson, Danilo A. Aguero, and Kent M. Eskridge

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS--THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF VERTEBRATE PEST MANAGEMENT, Russell F. Reidinger Jr.

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RABIES CONTROL FOR URBAN FOXES, SKUNKS, AND RACCOONS, Richard C. Rosatte, Michael J. Power, Charles D. MacInnes, and Kenneth F. Lawson

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AN EVALUATION OF FENCING TO EXCLUDE POCKET GOPHERS FROM EXPERIMENTAL PLOTS, Terrell P. Salmon, Robert H. Schmidt, and Rex E. Marsh

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ITS A FACT! ITS A PHACT!, Harlan R. Shuhler

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RODENTICIDE ECOTOXICOLOGY: SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION, R.H. Smith, Paula R. Cox, and M. Rampaud

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ANIMAL WELFARE AND THE CONTROL OF VERTEBRATES, Harry V. Thompson

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RODENT DAMAGE TO HAWAIIAN SUGARCANE, Mark E. Tobin, Robert T. Sugihara, and Asher K. Ota

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ROAMING, STRAY, AND FERAL DOMESTIC CATS AND DOGS AS WILDLIFE PROBLEMS, Bessel D. Van't Woudt

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A COMPARISON OF SEVERAL POCKET GOPHER BAITS IN THE FIELD, Paul Vossen and Pierre Gadd

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RANCHER USE OF LIVESTOCK PROTECTION COLLARS IN TEXAS, Murray T. Walton

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WARFARIN RESISTANCE OF Rattus tiomanicus IN OIL PALMS IN MALAYSIA AND THE ASSOCIATED INCREASE OF Rattus diardii, B.J. Wood and G.F. Chung

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USE OF ALPHA-CHLORALOSE TO REMOVE WATERFOWL FROM NUISANCE AND DAMAGE SITUATIONS, Paul P. Woronecki, Richard A. Dolbeer, and Thomas W. Seamans