An investigation was conducted on gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) fur harvest in Arkansas. Data were gathered from a mail survey of Arkansas trappers and from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fur harvest records from 1939 to 1983. Analyses of these data demonstrated: 1) gray fox were abundant statewide with lower levels in the Delta region; 2) there was a need for fox trappers to keep better records on their trapping efforts, success and composition of catch, including sex and age data; 3) market price: harvest correlation was high (r = 0.956, p < .001); 4) over the past 10 years, the Ozark Mountain region provided the greatest contribution to annual fox harvests, the Ouachita Mountain and Gulf Coastal Plain regions were similar to each other, but lower than the Ozarks, and the Delta region contributed the least, but with a generally stable harvest.
Heidt, Gary A.; Peck, James H.; and Johnston, Lew
"Analysis of Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) Fur Harvests in Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 38
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol38/iss1/14