Funding for this research was provided by:
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Received: 30 January 2018
Accepted: 24 July 2018
First Online: 27 September 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics of all capture and handling procedures were approved by the Mississippi State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (#09–004). Also, animal capture and handling procedures followed guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Society of Mammalogists [CitationRef removed]. Details of capture and handling procedures are described in Stillfried and colleagues ([CitationRef removed]; black bears), Svoboda and colleagues ([CitationRef removed]; bobcats), Etter & Belant ([CitationRef removed]; coyotes) and Petroelje and colleagues ([CitationRef removed]; wolves).
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