The Twenty-First Vertebrate Pest Conference was an educational event for discussing and exchanging information on problems and solutions to wildlife damage and undesirable interactions between wildlife and people. It was held March 1-4, 2004, at the Radisson Hotel and the adjoining Convention Center in Visalia, California.

The papers posted here (as of February 2007) are mainly those authored by staff of the National Wildlife Research Center and made available by the NWRC. The remaining papers will be posted as soon as they become available.

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The Vertebrate Pest Conference, which is held every two years, is one of the largest and most recognized conferences of its kind. Participants and attendees include leading authorities on vertebrate pest management from the United States, Canada, and throughout the world. All papers are presented in English.

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Weight and Age of Coyotes Captured in Virginia, USA, John M. Houben and J. Russell Mason

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Vulture-Cattle Interactions at a Central Florida Ranch, John S. Humphrey, Eric A. TIllman, and Michael L. Avery

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Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) Bait Uptake by Striped Skunks: Preliminary Results, Susan M. Jojola, Stacie J. Robinson, and Kurt C. VerCauteren

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Evaluation of Three Contraceptive Approaches for Population Control in Wild Horses, Gary Killian, Lowell A. Miller, Nancy K. Diehl, Jack Rhyan, and David Thain

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Wildlife Conservation Sunflower Plots as a Dual-Purpose Wildlife Management Strategy, George M. Linz, Dionn A. Schaaf, Philip Mastrangelo, H. Jeffrey Homan, Linda B. Penry, and William J. Bleier

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Keynote Address: Breathing Lessons, J. Russell Mason

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West Nile Virus: Impact on Crow Populations in the United States, Robert G. McLean

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GonaConTM, a Versatile GnRH Contraceptive for a Large Variety of Pest Animal Problems, Lowell A. Miller, Jack Rhyan, and Gary Killian

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Fertility Control of California Ground Squirrels using GnRH Immunocontraception, Paul B. Nash, David K. James, Lucia T. Hui, and Lowell A. Miller

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Effects of Forage Nutritional Quality (Energy and Protein) on Deer Acceptance of Foods Containing Secondary Metabolites, Dale L. Nolte, Bruce A. Kimball, Kelly R. Perry, Juan J. Villalba, and Frederick D. Provenza

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Evaluation of Different Rice Baits and Chemicals to Improve Efficacy of 2% DRC-1339 to Reduce Blackbird Damage to Rice, Patricia A. Pipas, John L. Cummings, Jerry C. Hurley, and Karen H. Sheffer

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Non-target Hazard to Ring-Necked Pheasants from Zinc Phosphide Use in Northern California Agricultural Areas, Craig A. Ramey, Jean B. Bourassa, and Michael S. Furuta

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The Role of Bait Manipulation in the Delivery of Oral Rabies Vaccine to Skunks, Stacie J. Robinson, Susan M. Jojola, and Kurt C. VerCauteren

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Bird Depredations in Uruguayan Vineyards, Ethel N. Rodriguez, Guadalupe Tiscornia, and Mark E. Tobin

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Potential Flotation Devices for Aerial Delivery of Baits to Brown Treesnakes, Peter J. Savarie and Kenneth L. Tope

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Operational Field Evaluation of a Plastic Bulb Reservoir as a Tranquilizer Trap Device for Delivering Propiopromazine Hydrochloride to Feral Dogs, Coyotes, and Gray Wolves, Peter J. Savarie, Daniel S. Vice, Layne Bangerter, Kevin Dustin, William J. Paul, Thomas M. Primus, and F. Sherman Blom

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Response of Canada Geese to a Dead Goose Effigy, Thomas W. Seamans and Glen E. Bernhardt

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Economics in Wildlife Damage Management Studies: Common Problems and Some Solutions, Stephanie A. Shwiff

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Using Fatty Acid Profiles to Assess Dietary Intake of Sunflower in Red-Winged Blackbirds , Randal S. Stahl, H. Jeffrey Homan, George M. Linz, and John J. Johnston

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Relative Factor Costs of Wildlife Rabies Impacts in the U.S., Ray T. Sterner and Ben Sun

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Evaluation of Trapping to Reduce Monk Parakeet Populations at Electric Utility Facilities, Eric A. Tillman, Ann C. Genchi, James R. Lindsay, James R. Newman, and Michael L. Avery

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Coyote Attacks: An Increasing Suburban Problem, Robert M. Timm, Rex O. Baker, Joe R. Bennett, and Craig C. Coolahan

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Cervid Disease Research at the National Wildlife Research Center, Kurt C. VerCauteren, Mike Lavelle, Dale L. Nolte, Scott E. Hygnstrom, and Jason Gilsdorf

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Leptospirosis in the Azores: the Rodent Connection, Gary W. Witmer, Hernani Martins, and Lidia Flor