Chapter 14. Hunting of Game Mammals in the Soviet Union

  1. E. J. Milner-Gulland2 and
  2. Ruth Mace3
  1. Leonid M. Baskin

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch14

Conservation of Biological Resources

Conservation of Biological Resources

How to Cite

Baskin, L. M. (1998) Hunting of Game Mammals in the Soviet Union, in Conservation of Biological Resources (eds E. J. Milner-Gulland and R. Mace), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Ecosystems Analysis and Management Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Anthropology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Ecology and Evolution, 33 Leninsky Prospekt, Moscow 117071, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JUL 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865427389

Online ISBN: 9781444313598



  • game mammal hunting in Soviet Union;
  • mammal conservation and wildlife investment;
  • game mammal use history;
  • game mammal species recovery and ecological features;
  • hunting resilience and species' escape behaviour changes;
  • hunting management;
  • commercial hunting and weak points in species' ecology;
  • moose protection in Unzha-Vetluga river region;
  • Taymyr reindeer population and reindeer meat-packing points;
  • sables and beavers and recovery to sustainable use


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The history of game mammal use

  • The ecological features influencing the recovery of game mammal species

  • Hunting management

  • Examples of management successes and failures

  • Local people and wildlife

  • Conclusion