Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Wildlife and Fisheries Science
Movements of bigmouth buffalo in Lake Poinsett, South Dakota were studied from 1 June to 31 August, 1968. Bigmouth buffalo were individually marked with Styrofoam floats and tracked visually during daylight hours. Buffalo at a relatively constant, slow rate averaging .346 km/hr (0.05 km/hr to 1.4 km/hr). Two study indicated that bigmouth buffalo in Lake Poinsett had no home range or homing tendency and inhabited all vertical strata. Bigmouth buffalo schools in Lake Poinsett exhibited a free interchange of individuals. An evaluation of large mesh gill nets as a commercial fishery tool indicated that 10.0 cm bar measure gill nets were most effective for harvesting bigmouth buffalo in Lake Poinsett.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Fishing -- South Dakota -- Lake Poinsett
Fishes -- Migration
Buffalofishes --Seasonal distribution
Lake Poinsett (S.D.)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 34)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
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Clifford, Thomas J., "Summer Movements of Bigmouth Buffalo in Lake Poinsett, South Dakota" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 29.