Distribution and Relative Abundance of Ruffed Grouse in Ohio

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Title: Distribution and Relative Abundance of Ruffed Grouse in Ohio
Creators: Stoll, Robert J., Jr.; McClain, Milford W.
Issue Date: 1986-12
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v86, n5 (December, 1986), 182-185
Abstract: This survey updates the distribution and relative abundance of ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) in Ohio. In 1982, ruffed grouse were reported in 44 counties covering approximately 41,400 km2 in glaciated northeastern and unglaciated eastern and southeastern Ohio. About 74% of the occupied range was rated best-good and 26% fair-marginal. Drumming male densities ranging from 0.7 to 3.7 per 40 ha were recorded on three best-good rated study areas in southeastern Ohio. From 1972 through 1983, grouse populations demonstrated dramatic low to high year changes of 75% for the range wide grouse hunter survey and 150% for drumming male censuses in southeastern range.
Description: Author Institution: Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/23159
ISSN: 0030-0950
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