MODELING OF MOOSE HUNTING: PROTECTION OF COWS WITH TWINS
I developed a simulation model to evaluate moose hunting strategies. The model incorporated age and sex-specific schedules for natural (nonhunting) mortality and fecundity. I evaluated 2 strategies for harvesting cow moose. In the first, cow moose were harvested irrespective of whether they were accompanied by calves. In the second, hunters were not allowed to kill cows accompanied by twin calves. Simulation results indicated that 500 calves/1000 cows could be saved under the second harvest strategy.
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