Gray fox home range, spatial overlap, mated pair interactions and extra-territorial forays in southwestern Georgia, USA

17 March 2017

Deuel, Nicholas; Conner, L; Miller, Karl; Chamberlain, Michael; Cherry, Michael; Tannenbaum, Lawrence

Despite numerous studies estimating gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) home range sizes, there have been few studies to evaluate more nuanced space use patterns; thus little is known about gray fox spatial ecology beyond estimates of home range size. We used Global Positioning System technology to track 34 gray foxes (20 males and 14 females) from February 2014 until December 2015 in southwestern Georgia, USA. Home range sizes were similar among seasons (p > 0.05), but core area sizes were smaller during spring than during winter and summer (p