Citations and Associated Resources

  • Barding, E. E. 2011. The recovery of the river otter (Lontra canadensis) in Kentucky: Status, distribution, diet, reproductive characteristics and management of a reintroduced species. University of Kentucky.
  • Barrett, D. A., and D. M. Leslie. 2012. Spatio-temporal variations in age structures of a partially re-established population of northern river otters (Lontra canadensis). The American Midland Naturalist 168:302-314.
  • Lariviere, S., and L. R. Walton. 1998. (Lontra canadensis). Mammalian Species:1-8.
  • Melquist, W. E., P. J. Polechla Jr, and D. Toweill. 2003. River otter (Lontra canadensis). Pages 708-734 in G. A. Feldhamer, B. C. Thompson, and J. A. Chapman, editors. Wild mammals of North America: Biology, management, and conservation. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.
  • Serfass, T. L., J. A. Bohrman, S. S. Stevens, and J. T. Bruskotter. 2014. Otters and anglers can share the stream! The role of social science in dissuading negative messaging about reintroduced predators. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 19:532-544.
  • Stearns, C. R. 2008. Food habits of river otters (Lontra canadensis) in the red river of the north drainage of eastern North Dakota.

Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Regulations
  • Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Yearly Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guides can be found at FW.KY.GOV

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