Spilogale putorius, trapping, harvest, Arkansas
Arkansas trappers were surveyed following the 2012 and four subsequent trapping seasons regarding accidental captures of spotted skunks while attempting to trap other species. A total of 132 trappers reported capturing spotted skunks although further investigation confirmed the validity of only 42 reports from trappers that caught a total of 60 spotted skunks. Incidental captures were rare; only 0.35-1.29% of trappers each year caught spotted skunks and came primarily from the Ozark and Ouachita regions of the state.
Sasse, D. Blake
"Incidental Captures of Plains Spotted Skunks (Spilogale putorius interrupta) By Arkansas Trappers, 2012-2017,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 72
, Article 34.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol72/iss1/34