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These authors brought fishers into captivity to assess the reproductive cycles of both sexes and to monitor females with known reproductive histories. In addition, kits born in captivity were raised to sexual maturity to monitor growth and development. Here they report on the rates at which fishers were caught, the care and maintenance of fishers while in captivity, and the handling procedures used with 44 fishers taken from the wild and 38 fishers conceived in the wild and born in captivity, during the period from 1990 to 1993.
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Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Frost, H.C., and W.B. Krohn. 1994. Capture, care, and handling of fishers (Martes pennati). Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 157.