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Marlène Gamelon, Jean-Michel Gaillard, Sabrina Servanty, Olivier Gimenez, Carole Toïgo, Eric Baubet, François Klein and Jean-Dominique Lebreton Making use of harvest information to examine alternative management scenarios: a body weight-structured model for wild boar Journal of Applied Ecology 49

Article first published online: 4 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02160.x

We demonstrate that targeting hunting effort to specific body weight classes could reliably control population growth. Our modelling approach can be applied to any game species where group composition, phenotypic traits or coat colour allows hunters to easily identify sex and body weight classes. This offers a promising tool for applying selective hunting to the management of game species.

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