Master's Theses

Date of Award

1979

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

Advisor

Jerry R. Choate

Abstract

In an attempt to reestablish pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) in Kansas, the Kansas Fish and Game commission recently introduced herds from Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana. Because much of the prairie in Kansas has been plowed for crop production, two questions regarding the ultimate success of reestablished pronghorn required answers: 1) could pronghorn survive in regions where much of their natural habitat had been destroyed? 2) Would pronghorn compete directly with livestock or interfere with farming and ranching operations. The objectives of this study were to seek answers to those questions, to investigate factors influencing the survival of pronghorn in Kansas today, and to speculate how human activities might influence the distribution of pronghorn in Kansas in the future.

Rights

Copyright 1979 Mark L. Sexson

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