Comparing two systems of moose management for harvest

  • Published source details Crête M. & Jolicoeur H. (1985) Comparing two systems of moose management for harvest. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 13, 464-469.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

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Use wildlife refuges to reduce hunting impacts

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Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Use wildlife refuges to reduce hunting impacts

    A replicated, site comparison study in 1984 of 24 forest blocks in Quebec, Canada (Crête & Jolicoeur 1985) found more moose Alces alces in game reserves with limited hunting than in more heavily hunted areas. Games reserves held 0.28 moose/km2 compared to 0.06/km2 in adjacent hunted areas and 0.14/km2 in hunted areas ≥50 km away. Dispersal from game reserves was reported to sustain moose harvests in adjacent areas. Moose density was estimated by surveying 24 plots of 60 km2 each. Twelve plots were in areas that overlapped between game reserves with limited hunting (108 hunter-days/100 km2/year) and more heavily hunted adjacent areas (518 hunter-days/100 km2/year). Twelve plots were in hunting areas ≥50 km from a reserve (with 315 hunter-days/100 km2/year). Twelve transect lines/plot were surveyed from fixed-wing aircraft in January 1984.

    (Summarised by: Nick Littlewood)

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