The Prairie Naturalist fills an important role as the avenue of communication of research on the North American grasslands and their biota. Articles include research topics such as investigating Great Plains community and landscape ecologies, species-specific population dynamics, mammalogy, ornithology, invertebrate zoology, herpetology, ichthyology, botany, animal behavior, infectious diseases, and biostatistics. The Prairie Naturalist offers timely technical information for researchers, educators, students, and the interested public. Published biannually, the journal reaches subscribers throughout the United States and Canada, as well as libraries in Europe and Asia. About 10% of each volume is devoted to shorter and less comprehensive communications (i.e., notes) and book reviews. Manuscripts containing original material not submitted elsewhere are considered for publication; all manuscripts are reviewed by specialists in relevant fields. The Prairie Naturalist publishes reviews of scholarly books from multiple disciplines that focus on the natural history and ecology of The Great Plains.

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2014

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DIURNAL RAPTORS OF BUFFALO COUNTY, NEBRASKA, Thomas L. Freeman

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Mammals of North Dakota. First edition. Robert Seabloom., Erin H. Gillam

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The Gamekeepers: Wisconsin Wildlife Conservation from WCD to CWD. David L. Gjeston., Carrol L. Henderson

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Historic Distribution and Ecology of Tall-Grass Prairie in Western Canada, Darcy C. Henderson and Nicola Koper

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The Role of Reviewer Criticism and How to Keep it in Perspective, Christopher N. Jacques

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Soil Chemical Responses to Fire Seasonality and Frequency in a Texas Grassland, Domingo M. Jariel Jr., R. James Ansley, Betty A. Kramp, and David L. Jones

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Association of Soil Conditions and Grass Species with Variable Cover of Leafy Spurge, Terence P. Mcgonigle and Jeremy L. Timmer

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Multi-scale Habitat Use of Male Ruffed Grouse in the Black Hills National Forest, Cassandra L. Mehls, Kent C. Jensen, Mark A. Rumble, and Michael C. Wimberly

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Potential Impacts of Bison Wallows on a Restored Tallgrass Prairie Community, Kimran Miller, Johanna Foster, Kristen Nielsen, and Mary O'Loughlin

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Notes: Oriental Bittersweet in Grasslands Near Eastern Bluebird Nest Boxes, Neal D. Mundahl

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Reproductive Failure in Largeleaf Wild Indigo in a Restored Prairie in Southeastern Minnesota, Neal D. Mundahl

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BOBCAT PREDATION ON BIGHORN LAMB IN THE WESTERN BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, Brynn L. Parr, John Kanta, Joe Sandrini, Daniel J. Thompson, and Jonathan A. Jenks

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Precipitation and Fire Impacts on Small Mammals in Shortgrass Prairie, Whitney J. Priesmeyer, Raymond S. Matlack, and Richard T. Kazmair

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Effects of Compost on Prairie Seedling Establishment and Seed Production, Thomas R. Rosburg, Emiy Sibigtroth, and Adam Palmer

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NOTES: BED-SITE SELECTION BY NEONATAL WHITE-TAILED DEER IN CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA, Brian A. Schaffer, Jonathan A. Jenks, Troy W. Grovenburg, and William F. Jensen

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DEN CHARACTERISTICS OF UPLAND AND LOW- LAND STRIPED SKUNKS ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER FLOODPLAIN, Dave Sempek and James A. Wilson

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Making Nature Whole: a History of Ecological Restoration. William R. Jordan III and George M. Lubick., Daryl D. Smith

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Prairie Restoration: Bridging the Past and the Future, Daryl D. Smith

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Quantifying Differences in Habitat Use Between Anglers and Large Bluegills, Eric J. Weimer, Michael L. Brown, and Brian G. Blackwell

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SAUGER LIFE HISTORY IN THE LOWER PORTION OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, Kasey L. Yallaly, Justin R. Seibert, Sara J. Tripp, David P. Herzog, and Quinton E. Phelps

2013

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Contributions of Stocked and Naturally Reproduced Rainbow Trout in the Deerfield Reservoir System, Jacob L. Davis, Jerry W. Wilhite, Greg Simpson, Michael E. Barnes, Kaite N. Bertrand, and David W. Willis

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Relationships among Walleye Mercury, Selenium, Stable Isotopes, Size and Age, Mark J. Fincel, Robert P. Hanten, and Shannon Minerich

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Whooping Cranes Consume Plains Leopard Frogs at Migratory Stopover Sites in Nebraska, Keith Geluso, Brad T. Krohn, Mary J. Harner, and Michael J. Assenmacher

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Use of Seeded Exotic Grasslands by Wintering Birds, Andrew D. George, Timothy J. O'Connell, Karen R. Hickman, and David M. Lesliee Jr.

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Associations Between Iron Concentration and Productivity in Montane Streams of the Black Hills, South Dakota, Cari-Ann Hayer, Benjamin M. Holocmb, and Steven R. Chipps

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How Important is a Quality Manuscript Review?, Christopher N. Jacques

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Research Notes vs. Research Articles, Christopher N. Jacques

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NOTES: NESTING PATTERNS OF RED-TAILED HAWKS AND GREAT-HORNED OWLS IN SOUTH-CEN- TRAL KANSAS, William Langley

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Red-Tailed Hawk Nesting in Kansas: Influence of Landscape Characteristics, William Langley

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A Simple Device for Measuring the Minimum Current Velocity to Maintain Semi-Buoyant Fish Eggs in Suspension, Julias S. Mueller, Brandon D. Cheek, Qingman Chen, Jillian Groeschel, Shannok K. Brewer, and Timothy B. Grabowski

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Salamander Colonization of Chase Lake, Stutsman County, North Dakota, David M. Mushet, Kyle I. McLean, and Craig A. Stockwell

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Dual Capture of a Piñon Deer Mouse and a Silky Pocket Mouse Resulting in Consumption of the Smaller Animal, Jon C. Pigage and Roger D. Peyton

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DISTRIBUTION OF BURROWING OWLS IN EAST- CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA, Jiill A. Shaffer and Jason P. Thiele

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Evaluation of Three Nest Searching Methods for Ring-Necked Pheasant, Jeffery W. Stackhouse, Kevin K. Sedivec, and Benjamin A. Geaumont

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A Northward Range Extension of the Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus) in Missouri, Cody W. Thompson and Elmer J. Finck

2012

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Evidence of American Martens Populating the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota, Amber J. Bagherian, Dorothy M. Fecske, Maggie D. Triska, Joseph A. Bishop, Dean J. Berezanski, Sandra K. Johnson, Robert P. Brooks, and Thomas L. Serfass

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Spatial Ecology of Urban Raccoons in Northeastern Ohio: Implications for Oral Rabies Vaccination, Are R. Berentsen, Mike R. Dunbar, Chadd E. Fitzpatrick, and W. David Walter

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Walleye Trophic Position Before and After a Gizzard Shad Extirpation, Bethany J. Bethke, Justin A. Vandehey, Mark J. Fincel, Brian D.S. Graeb, and Mark T. Porath

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Sickleweed on the Fort Pierre National Grassland: An Emerging Threat, Jack L. Bulter and Stefanie D. Wacker

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Comparison of Piping Plover Foraging Habitat on Artificial and Natural Sandbars on the Missouri River, Daniel H. Catlin, Joy H. Felio, and James D. Fraser

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Interior Least Tern Powerline Collision on the Lower Platte River, Lauren R. Dinan, Joel G. Jorgensen, and Mary Bomberger Brown

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BOOK REVIEWS: Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration: Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture. Edited by Dave Egan, Evan E. Hjerpe, and Jesse Abrams., Chuck Harris

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Avian Diversity and Habitat Use on Wetland Reserve Program Lands in the Lower Missouri River Valley, Eric C. Hopps

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My Manuscript Needs Revision: Now What?, Christopher N. Jacques

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The Incentive and Benefits to Publish Research, Christopher N. Jacques

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Updated Manuscript Submission Guidelines for The Prairie Naturalist, Christopher N. Jacques, Troy W. Grovenburg, and Jonathan A. Jenks

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Distribution and Diversity of Ant Genera from Selected Ecoregions across Nebraska, Jessica Jurzenski, Marc Albrecht, and W. Wyatt Hoback

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Spatiotemporal Variation in Vegetation Structure Resulting from Pyric-Herbivory, Sherry Leis, Lloyd W. Morrison, and Michael D. Debacker

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Terrestrial and Semi-Aquatic Vertebrates in Diets of Largemouth Bass in Central Nebraska, Seth A. Lundgren, Keith Geluso, and Casey W. Schoenebeck

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LEAST AND MERRIAM’S SHREWS FROM BANNER COUNTY, NEBRASKA, Jennifer N. Merlino, Alexandra R. Frohberg, Jamie Harmon, and Keith Geluso

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Microhabitat Selection by Bobcats in the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota, USA: A Comparison of Prairie and Forested Habitats, Cory E. Mosby, Troy W. Grovenburg, Robert W. Klaver, Greg M. Schroeder, Lowell E. Schmitz, and Jonathan A. Jenks

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FIVE NEW RECORDS OF ANTS (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) FOR NEBRASKA, Kristine T. Nemec, James C. Trager, Elizabeth Manley, and Craig R. Allen

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Review: Mammals of Colorado. Second edition. David M. Armstrong, James P. Fitzgerald, and Carron A. Meaney., Thomas J. O'Shea

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NOTES: RED-TAILED HAWK PREDATION OF A STRIPED SKUNK, Steven G. Platt and Thomas R. Rainwater

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Germination Response of Prairie Dropseed and Hairy Goldaster to Stratification and Temperature, Aurora R. Roemmich, Jack L. Bulter, Gary E. Larson, and E. Brent Turnipseed

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Fish Assemblage Structure in Black Hills, South Dakota Streams, Luke D. Schultz, Sarah J. Lewis, and Katie Nicole Bertrand

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Grass and Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) Competition and Implications for Management in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie, Alexander J. Smart, Gary E. Larson, and Peter J. Bauman

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Monitoring Standing Herbage of Mid-Grass Prairie on the Fort Pierre National Grassland, South Dakota, Daniel W. Uresk

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Topographic Home Range of Large Mammals: Is Planimetric Home Range Still a Viable Method?, W. David Walter, Justin W. Fischer, Teresa J. Frink, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Jonathan A. Jenks, and Kurt C. Vercauteren

2011

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Genetic Structure of Grass Carp Populations in the Missouri and Mississippi River Basins, USA, Bobbi M. Adams, Katie N. Bertrand, Michael L. Brown, and Donald Auger

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Review of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes: Ancient Voices over America's Wetlands\ by Paul Johnsgard, Jane Austin

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Review of Teaching Children Science: Hands-on Nature Study in North America, 1890-1930 by Sally Kohlstedt, Meena M. Balgopal

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Depth and Littoral Habitat Association of Age-0 Yellow Perch in Two South Dakota Glacial Lakes, Daniel J. Dembkowski, Melissa R. Wuellner, and David W. Willis

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Massasauga Repatriation on a Restored Wet Prairie, Francis E. Durbian, Brian N. Lomas, Jeff Briggler, Paul McKenzie, and Tom Nagel

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Crustaceous Zooplankton Transfer between a Floodplain Wetland and the Missouri River, Shannon J. Fisher

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Book Review of Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions, Edited by Daniel Simberloff and Marcel Rejmanek, Qinfeng Guo

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DISTRIBUTION OF CRAYFISH SPECIES IN SELECT NORTH DAKOTA STREAMS, Cari-Ann Hayer, Terrance L. Velazquez, McLain S. Johnson, and Brian Graeb

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Manuscript Content: Where Does it Belong?, Christopher N. Jacques

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Phragmites australis in South Dakota: Historical Distribution and Environment, Carol A. Johnston and Kayla L. Miller

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Modeling Parental Provisioning by Red-Winged Blackbirds in North Dakota, George M. Linz, Richard S. Sawin, Mark W. Lutman, and William J. Bleier

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FIRST RECORD OF THE LEAST WEASEL IN THE BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, Tim R. Mullican

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Book Review: Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Edited by Anders Pape Meller, Wolfgang Fiedler, and Peter Berthold, Brian J. Olsen

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Late Seasonal Captures of the Plains Pocket Mouse (Perognathus flavescens) in Iowa, Hans W. Otto and Jeremy A. White

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MULTIPLE BATS ENTANGLED ON CACTUS, Jon C. Pigage and Richard L. Bunn

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Resource Selection by Elk at Two Spatial Scales in the Black Hills, South Dakota, Mark A. Rumble and R. Scott Gamo

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Habitat Selection by Female Swift Foxes (Vulpes velox) During the Pup- Rearing Season, Indrani Sasmal, Jonathan A. Jenks, Troy W. Grovenburg, Shubham Datta, Greg. M. Schroeder, Robert W. Klaver, and Kevin M. Honness

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CALODIUM HEPATICUM IN WHITE-TAILED JACKRABBITS IN SOUTH DAKOTA, Dustin J. Schaible, Charles D. Dieter, Regg D. Neiger, and Michael B. Hildreth

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Northern Harrier Hatches Mallard Nest, Jeffery W. Stackhouse and Benjamin A. Geaumont

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Patterns of Age-0 Gizzard Shad Abundance and Food Habits in a Nebraska Irrigation Reservoir, Christopher L. Sullivan, Casey W. Schoenebeck, Keith D. Koupal, W. Wyatt Hoback, and Brian C. Peterson

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NOTES: RIVER OTTERS USE AGRICULTURAL FIELD ALONG THE TURTLE RIVER IN EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA AS CROSSOVER AND LATRINE AREA, Maggie D. Triska, Steven C. Loughry, and Thomas L. Sergass

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Assessing the Role of Conspecific Attraction in Habitat Restoration for Henslow’s Sparrows in Iowa, Jennifer A. Vogel, Rolf R. Koford, and David L. Otis

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Effects of Species, Water, and Nitrogen on Competition Among Three Prairie Grasses, Jerry L. Weatherford and Randall W. Myster

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Comparison of Fish Communities in Recently Constructed Side-Channel Chutes with the Main Stem Missouri River, Kasey Whiteman, Vincent H. Travnichek, Darrick L. Garner, Brandon Eder, and Kirk Steffensen

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Notes on the Distribution of Eastern Woodrats and Hispid Cotton Rats in South-Central Nebraska, Heather D. Wills, Keith Geluso, Eric J. Smits, Joseph T. Springer, and Wesley E. Newton

2010

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Population and Diet Assessment of White Bass in Lake Sharpe, South Dakota, Andrew E. Ahrens, Travis W. Schaeffer, Melissa R. Wuellner, and David W. Willis

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Cattle Grazing Reduces Survival and Reproduction of the Western Prairie Fringed Orchid, Bonnie Warner Alexander, Donald Kirby, Mario Biondini, and Edward Dekeyser

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In Situ Development of Western Prairie Fringed Orchid Seeds, Protocorms, and Seedlings in Grazed and Non-Grazed Prairie Habitat, Bonnie Warner Alexander, Donald Kirby, Mario Biondini, and Edward Dekeyser

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Seed Production and Maturation of the Western Prairie Fringed Orchid, Bonnie Warner Alexander, Donald Kirby, Mario Biondini, and Edward Dekeyser

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Current Distribution of Rare Fishes in Eastern Wyoming Prairie Streams, Christina E. Barrineau, Elizabeth A. Bear, and Anna C. Senecal

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OBSERVATIONS OF LITTLE BLUE HERONS NESTING IN NORTH DAKOTA, AND AN INSTANCE OF PROBABLE NATURAL HYBRIDIZATION BETWEEN A LITTLE BLUE HERON AND A CATTLE EGRET, Alisa J. Bartos, Lawrence Igl, and Marsha A. Sovada

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Population Characteristics of Central Stonerollers in Iowa Streams, Scott M. Bisping, Jesse R. Fischer, Michael C. Quist, and Andrew J. Schaefer

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EXAMINATION OF OWL PELLETS FOR NORTHERN POCKET GOPHERS AT CRESCENT LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, NEBRASKA, Stacey L. Bonner and Keith Geluso

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Channel Catfish Diets Include Substantial Vegetation in a Missouri River Reservoir, Jonah D. Dagel, Melissa R. Wuellner, and David W. Willis

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Cropland Nesting by Long-billed Curlews in Southern Alberta, James H. DeVries, Steven O. Rimer, and Elizabeth M. Walsh

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RING-NECKED PHEASANT NEST PARASITISM OF SHARP-TAILED GROUSE NESTS IN SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA, Benjamin A. Geaumont, Kevin K. Sedivec, and Christopher S. Schauer

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Use of Late Season Standing Corn by Female White-tailed Deer in the Northern Great Plains During a Mild Winter, Troy W. Grovenburg, Christopher N. Jacques, Christopher C. Swanson, Robert W. Klaver, and Jonathan Jenks

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REPORTING RESULTS OF DATA ANALYSIS, PREPARING SCIENTIFIC MANUSCRIPTS, AND WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS, Christopher N. Jacques

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Review of Grouse of the Plains and Mountains - The South Dakota Story, by Lester D. Flake, John W. Connelly, Thomas R. Kirschenmann, and Andrew J. Lindbloom., Brent E. Jamison

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CORRELATION OF MATURE WALLEYE RELATIVE ABUNDANCE TO EGG DENSITY, Jordan D. Katt, Casey W. Schoenebeck, Keith D. Koupal, Brian C. Peterson, and W. Wyatt Hoback

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BAT SURVEY ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER IN CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA, Alyssa M. Kiesow and Joshua A. Kiesow