US Fish & Wildlife Service


Date of this Version

December 1968


Published by Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife Special Scientific Report--Wildlife No. 121 Washington, D.C. - December 1968.


Nationwide dove population indexes in the 1967 Mourning Dove Status Report were obtained by essentially the same data gathering and analyzing procedures as in 1966. A refinement was made in the base year index, using the mean of the 1966 and 1967 readings as the base for all States. There was a slight adjustment in physiographic region boundaries.