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Greetings:

I received the following reply regarding the "research" being done on
Black Vultures being done in Gainesville:

>Subject:     RE: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Black Vulture Nuisance
>Sent:        2/12/20 1:33 AM
>Received:    2/12/01 6:30 PM
>From:        Doonan, Terry, [log in to unmask]
>To:          [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]
>
>Mr. Lucas,
>
>Your message was forwarded to me because I sometimes deal with nuisance
>vulture issues in the Commission's NorthCentral Region.
>
>I know the work you referenced is being done by USDA's Wildlife Research
>group working out of Gainesville. I have heard only preliminary results, but
>those indicated that methods being tested seemed to be at least somewhat
>effective.
>
>My understanding is that "lethal harassment" is only used as a 'final' step
>in an integrated approach to solving nuisance situations. However, I don't
>have any data on numbers of tests documenting the value of the procedure or
>numbers of birds that have been killed.
>
>Terry Doonan
>
>*****************************************
>Terry J. Doonan, Ph.D.
>Regional Diversity Conservation Biologist
>Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Comm.
>Rt. 7, Box 440
>Lake City, FL  32055
>Tel: 904-758-0531
>

Vincent Lucas
Naples