AN EXAMINATION OF UNREGULATED HARVEST OF SHIRAS MOOSE IN IDAHO
Substantial levels of unregulated Shiras Moose (Alces alces shirasi) harvest were documented in Idaho. Approximately seven percent of moose populations studied in Idaho were removed annually due to poaching, accidental hunter kill, and Native American harvest. The age and sex composition of these harvested moose significantly differ from the composition estimated from live populations. Over 80% of the recorded unregulated mortality occurred from September to November. Unregulated harvest equalled or exceeded legal hunter harvest in eash area. Recent increase in human access was associated with recent increase in unregulated moose mortality.
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