AERIAL SEXING OF MOOSE CALVES AND IMPLICATIONS
Moose calves can be accurately and rapidly sexed during winter helicopter surveys by the white vulva patch in females and the silhouetted antler stubs in males. Preliminary results from this technique indicate that heavily hunted moose populations may produce substantially more female calves than male calves, while lightly hunted populations produce more male calves. Possible causes of sex ratio variations and management implications of these variations are discussed.
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