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Causes and Rates of Mortality of Swift Foxes in Western Kansas


Special thanks go to the landowners in western Kansas who allowed access to their property and provided valuable assistance. We thank M. D. Combs, F. E. Durbian, V. L. Jackson, and especially J. S. Gillis and B. K. Scheick for field assistance; J. R. Choate, Hays State University, R. M. Timm, University of Kansas, staff at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Studies, and J. K. Veatch, Central State Veterinary Pathology Service, for diagnostic services; W. E. Newton for statistical assistance; L. B. Fox for consultation; and S. H. Allen, B. L. Cypher, R. J. Greenwood, J. E. Austin, and an anonymous referee for reviews of this manuscript. Radio transmitters were obtained from Advanced Telemetry Systems, Isanti, Minnesota. This study was funded by the U. S. Geological Survey's Biological Resources Division, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, North Dakota Department of Game and Fish, and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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