Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1977


Attached are two tables summarizing data collected during a pre-baiting study for prairie dog control. The study was conducted in the Pryor, Montana area of Big Horn County, July 13-21, 1977, and in the Tongue River area of Custer County, Montana, August 24-September 3, 1977, and October 17-24, 1977. Applications of strychnine oats (Sebesta's .44%) and zinc phosphide oats (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pocatello Suppy Depot, 2%) with and without prebait (steamrolled oats) were compared for effectiveness in the control of prairie dogs.