Outstanding Papers

2016 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife

Fisheries
Jeremy T. Risley, Ronald L. Johnson*, and Jeffrey W. Quinn.  Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas State University*. Evaluation of the Commercially Exploited Paddlefish Fishery in the Lower Mississippi River of Arkansas.

           

2015 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
H. Tyler Pittman and David G. Krementz. 2016.  Efficacy of Landscape Scale Oak Woodland and Savanna Restoration in the Ozark Highlands of Arkansas.  Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 3:233-242.

Fisheries
D.L. Buckmeier. A.M. Ferrara, J.W. Schlechte, K. Kirkland, and N.G. Smith.  Characteristics and Conservation of a Trophy Alligator Gar Population in the Middle Trinity River, Texas.  Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 3:33-38.

 

2014 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
J.L. Flinn, S. Demaris, B.K. Strickland, K.L. Gee, S.L. Webb, P.D. Jones, and H.A. Jacobson.  Estimating Age and Antler Traits of Photographed Male White-tailed Deer.  Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:135-143.

Fisheries
G.R. Binion, D.J. Daugherty, and K.A. Bodine.  Population Dynamics of Alligator Gar in Choke Canyon Reservoir, Texas: Implications for Management.  Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:57-63.

 

2013 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
J.L. Birckhead, C.A. Harper, P.D. Keyser, D. McIntosh, E.D. Holcomb, G.E. Bates, and J.C. Waller.  Structure of Avian Habitat Following Hay and Biofuels Production in Native Warm-season Grass Stands in the Mid-South.  Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 1:115-121.

Fisheries
J.W. Neal. Comparison of Diploid and Triploid Largemouth Bass Growth and Maturation in Puerto Rico. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 1:1-6.

 

2012 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
J.L. Grace, M.J. Chamberlain, D.A. Miller, and P.C. Stouffer. Effects of Row Spacing and Debris Distribution on Vegetative Communities in Newly Established Loblolly-pine Plantations in Louisiana. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 65:38-44.

Fisheries (Tie)
B.W. Baker and S.E. Lochmann. A Population Assessment and Minimum Length Limit Evaluation for White Bass in the Arkansas River, Arkansas. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 65:6-11.
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M. Morgan, S. Heyden, and R. Pierce. Social and Cultural Aspects of Paddlefish Anglers at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 65:42-48.

 

2011 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
M. E. Byrne, M. J. Chamberlain, and F. G. Kimmel. 2011. Seasonal Space Use and Habitat Selection of Female Wild Turkeys in a Louisiana Bottomland Forest.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies: 65:8–14.

Fisheries
P.M. O’Rourke and C.R. Martin. Fishery Viability of a Wild Brown Trout Population in the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta, Georgia. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 65:131–135.

 

2010 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
E. J. Saunders, C. A. Miller, and R. J. Warren. 2010. Communicating to Recruit the Best New Biologists: A Survey for SEAFWA. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies: 64:30–37.

Fisheries
E. J. Nagid, W. A. Strong, T. Tuten, and R. A. Kiltie. 2010. Habitat Use of Suwannee Bass and Largemouth Bass in the Withlacoochee River, Florida.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 64:146–153.

 

2009 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
C. Winchester, S. B. Castleberry, and M. T. Mengak. 2009. Comparison of Methods for Estimating Key Largo Woodrat Abundance. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 63:35–40.

Fisheries
K. W. Ashley, R. D. Barwick, and R. T. Rachels. 2009. Size, Growth, and Condition of Flathead Catfish in Sutton Lake, North Carolina: Implications for Managing an Introduced Species in Thermally-influenced Reservoirs.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 63:125–132.

 

2008 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
W. F. Moore, J. C. Kilgo, D. C. Guynn, Jr., and J. R. Davis. 2008. Is Spring Wild Turkey Gobbler Harvest Additive or Compensatory?  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 62:77–81.

Fisheries
C. C. Bonds, M. Howell, A. Jubar, R. A. Ott, Jr., J. W. Schlechte, and M. K. Scott. 2008. Comparison of Single-cod and Dual-cod Trap Nets for Sampling Crappie in Texas Reservoirs.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 62:125–130.

 

2007 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
G. C. Palmer, J. Williams, M. Scott, K. Finne, N. Johnson, D. Dutton, B. R. Murphy, and E. M. Hallerman. 2007. Genetic Marker-assisted Respiration of the Presumptive Native Walleye Fishery in the New River, Virginia and West Virginia.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 61:17–22.

Fisheries
M. R. Schirmacher, S. B. Castleberry, W. M. Ford, and K. V. Miller. 2007. Habitat Associations of Bats in South-central West Virginia.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 61:46–52.

 

2006 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
J.C. Jones, D.H. Arner, J.D. Tylor, D. Godwin, and J.H. Fogarty. 2006. Bird communities on conservation buffers and mowed field edges of two agricultural land bases in Mississippi.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 60:8–14.

Fisheries
C.C. Bonds and J.W. Schlechte. 2006. Can biotelemetry information improve trap-net catch rates of adult white crappie?  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 60:157–164.

 

2005 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
Daymond W. Hughes, Theron M. Terhune, D. Clay Sisson, and H. Lee Stribling. 2005. Demographics of northern bobwhite on agricultural and intensively-managed bobwhite plantation landscapes.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 59:30–42.

Fisheries
Amy S. Fench, Christopher L. Racey, Andrew A. Radomski, and Steve E. Lochmann. 2005. Potential effects of double-crested cormorants on largemouth bass in Lake Chicot, Arkansas.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 54:303–312.

 

2004 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
T. Wayne Schwertner, Markus J. Peterson, and Nova J. Silvy. 2004. Raccoon abundance and Rio Grande wild turkey production in central Texas. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 58:238–247.

Fisheries
Jason E. Detar and Hayden T. Mattingly. 2004. Response of southern redbelly dace to clove oil and MS-222: Effect of anthesthetic concentration and water temperature.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 58:219–227.

 

2003 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
T. Wayne Schwertner, Markus J. Peterson, Nova J. Silvy, and Fred E. Smeins. 2003. Brood-count Power Estimates of Rio Grande Turkey Production in Texas.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 57:213–221.

Fisheries
John U. Crutchfield, Jr., Thomas E. Thompson, and J. Michael Swing. 2003. Ecological Changes Following an Alewife Introduction in an Oligotrophic Reservoir: A Case History.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 57:44–58.

Nongame Wildlife
Christopher McGrath and Steven Patch. 2003. Using a Terrain-based Vegetation Model to Map Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel Distribution.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 57:243–251.

 

2002 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
Steven L. Bittner, Tim L. King, and William F. Harvey. 2002. Estimating Population Size of Maryland’s Black Bear Using Hair Snaring and DNA Analysis.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 56:312–321.

Fisheries
John S. Odenkirk. 2002. Stocking Size and Population Dynamics of Channel Catfish in Virginia Impoundments. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 56:65–74.

Nongame Wildlife
Joseph D. Osbourne and James T. Anderson. 2002. Small Mammal Response to Coarse Woody Debris in the Central Appalachians. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 56:198–209.

 

2001 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
Daniel L. Combs, Kenneth L. Morgan, E. Frank Bowers, and Don H. Orr. 2001. Migratory Canada Goose Population Affiliation and Interchange among Four National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee and Alabama.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 55:517–527.

Fisheries
John D. Williams. 2001. Walleye Movement, Distribution, and Habitat Use in Laural River Lake, Kentucky. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 55:257–569.

Nongame Wildlife
Douglas R. Wood, J. Francisco, J. Vilella, L. Wes Burger, Jr., and James W. Armacost, Jr. 2001. Surveying Nocturnal Bird Communities of the Southeast with Silent and Playback Methods.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 55:528–533.

 

2000 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
Kent E. Kemmermeyer and David M. Carlock. 2000. Relationship of Mast, Ovarian Activity, Recruitment and Deer Condition in Northeast Georgia.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 54:274–281.

Fisheries
Kevin W. Storey, J. Warren Schlechte, and Loraine T. Fries. 2000. Field Identification Accuracy for White Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 54:97–106.

Nongame Wildlife
Bradford D. Seaman and David G. Krementz. 2000. Movements and Survival of Bachman’s Sparrow in Response to Prescribed Summer Burns in South Carolina.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 54:227–240.

 

1999 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
G. L. Schairer, R. H. Wynne, M. L. Fies, and S. D. Klopfer. 1999. Predicting Landscape Quality for Northern Bobwhite from Classified Lansdat Imagery.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 53:243-256.

Fisheries
H. L. Schramm, Jr., J. E. Kraai, and C. R. Munger. 1999. Intensive Stocking of Striped Bass to Restructure a Gizzard Shad Population in a Eutrophic Texas Reservoir.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 53:193-199.

Nongame Wildlife
B. M. Ballard, B. R. Chapman, K. V. Miller, and S. H. Schweitzer. 1999. Demographics of the Gulf Coast Subpopulation of Mid-continent Sandhill Cranes.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 53:449-463.

 

1998 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
L. W. Burger, Jr., D. C. Sisson, H. L. Stribling, and D. W. Speake. 1998. Northern Bobwhite Survival and Cause-specific Mortality on an Intensively Managed Plantation in Georgia.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 52:174-190.

Fisheries
J. A. Prentice, W. J. Dean, Jr., M. S. Reed, and E. W. Chilton II. 1998. Movement of triploid grass carp among small hydropower impoundments of the Guadalupe River, Texas.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 52:49-61.

Nongame Wildlife
J. D. Lanham and D. C. Guynn, Jr. 1998. Habitat-area Relationships of Shrubscrub Birds in South Carolina.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 52:222-231.

 

1997 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
M. Weinstein, G. A. Hurst, and B. D. Leopold. 1997. Calculating Probability of Site Use, Study Area Size, and Density of Wild Turkey Hens.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 51:373-380.

Fisheries
C. L. Mesing, E. A. Long, I.I. Wirgin, and L. Maceda. 1997. Age, Growth and Movement of 2 Morone Hybrids in the Apalachicola River System, Florida.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 51:132-134.

Nongame Wildlife
B. A. Corley, W. L. Fisher, and D. H. Lesilie, Jr. 1997. Validation of the Great Blue Heron HSI Model Reproductive Index for the South-central Great Plains. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 51:476-488.

 

1996 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
A. R. Woodward, K. G. Rice, and S. B. Linda. 1996. Estimating Sighting Proportions of American Alligators During Nightlight and Aerial Helicopter Surveys.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 50:509-519.

Fisheries
R. K. Betsill. 1996. Electrofishing Catch of Largemouth Bass: Spatiotemporal Variation and Relation to Angler Catch. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 50:1-11.

Nongame Wildlife
D. T. Cobb, G. L. Sprandel, and D. E. Runde. 1996. Statistical Power in Analysis of Population Trend Data. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 50:294-302.

 

1995 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
J.C. Peoples, D.C. Sisson, and D.W. Speake. 1995. Mortality of wild turkey poults in coastal plain pine forests. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 49:448-453.

Fisheries
D.R. Terre and B.R. Murphy and W.C. Provine. 1995. Growth and spawning characteristics of southern riverine and northern strain walleyes in Texas.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 49:118-128

Nongame Wildlife
J.G. Dixon, R.N. Conner, and J.H. Williamson. 1995. Winter birds in a developing pine plantation.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 49:232-239.

            

1994 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
L. W. Burger, Jr., M. R. Ryan, T. V. Dailey, and E. W. Kurzejeski. 1994. Temporal Patterns in Cause-Specific Mortality of Northern Bobwhite in Northern Missouri.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 48: 208-219.

Fisheries
J. J. Duffy and D. C. Jackson. 1994. Juvenile Bluegill Populations Associated with Water Lily, Water Shield, and Pondweed Stands.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 48: 566-574.

 

1993 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
L. M. Conner and B. D. Leopold. 1993. Habitat characteristics of bobcat core use areas in Mississippi.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 47:53-61.

Fisheries
J. C. Borawa, J. H. Mickey, Jr., and M. S. Davis. 1993. First year assessment of delayed harvest trout regulations. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 47:642-649.

Nongame Wildlife
J. A. Gore and T. L. Schaefer. 1993. Distribution and conservation of the Santa Rosa beach mouse.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Fish, and Wildl. Agencies 47:378-385.

 

1992 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
D. A. Buehler, J. D. Fraser, and J. K. D. Seegar. 1992. Effects of Scale on Predictive Power of Two Bald Eagle Habitat Models.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 46:266-273.

Fisheries
D. R. Terre and R. W. Zerr. 1992. Effects of a 356-mm Statewide Minimum Length Limit on Abundance of Adult Largemouth Bass in Texas.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 46:368-376.

 

1991 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife (Tie)
T. L. Evans, T. A. Waldrop, and D. C. Guynn, Jr. 1991. Fell-and-burn regeneration in the North Georgia piedmont: effects on wildlife habitat and small mammals.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 45:104-114.
K. D. Godwin, G. A. Hurst, and R. L. Kelley. 1991. Survival rates of radio equipped wild turkey gobblers in East-central Mississippi.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 45:218-226.
B. D. Wallingford and R. A. Lancia. 1991. Telemetry accuracy and a model for predicting telemetry error.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 45:178-188.

Fisheries
R. A. Ott, Jr. and K. W. Storey. 1991. Hooking mortality of channel catfish by trotline.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 45:399-406.

 

1990 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
L.J. Mitchell and R.A. Lancia. 1990. Breeding Bird Community Changes in a Bald Cypress-tupelo Wetland Following Timber Harvesting.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 44:189-201.

Fisheries
J.R. Jackson, J.M. Phillips, R.L. Noble, and J.A. Rice. 1990. Relationship of Planktivory by Shad and Diet Shifts by Young-of-year Largemouth Bass in a Southern Reservoir.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 44:114-125.

 

1989 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
W. C. McComb, P. L. Groetsch, G. E. Jacoby, and G. A. McPeak. 1989. Response of Forest Birds to an Improvement Cut in Kentucky.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 43:313-325

Fisheries    
E. R. Gilliland and J. Whitaker. 1989. Introgression of Florida Largemouth Bass Introduced into Northern Largemouth Bass Populations in Oklahoma Reservoirs.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 43:182190.

 

1988 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
S. W. Oak, D. A. Starkey and J. M. Dabney. 1988. Oak Decline Alters Habitat in Southern Upland Forests. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 42:491-501

Fisheries
J. Boxrucker and G. Ploskey. 1988. Gear and Seasonal Biases Associated with Sampling Crappie in Oklahoma. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 42:89-97.

 

1987 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
P. L. Leberg and M. L. Kennedy. 1987. Use of Scent-station Methodology to Assess Raccoon Abundance.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 41:394-403.

Fisheries
L. A. Helfrich. 1987. Profiles of Shenandoah River Anglers Fishing under Three Bass Length Limit Regulations. Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 41:178-186.

 

1986 Outstanding Technical Papers

Wildlife
R. W. Trost, R. A. Malecki, L. J. Hindman, and D. C. Luszcz. 1986. Survival and Recovery Rates for Canada Geese from Maryland and North Carolina 1963-1974.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 40: 454-464.

Fisheries
S. A. Quinn. 1986. Effectiveness of an Electrofishing System for Collecting Flathead Catfish.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Southeast. Assoc. Fish and Wildl. Agencies 40:85-91.