281: Hunting and Super Additive Mortality on Prairie Dog Colonies

Manage the Wild

25-01-2024 • 9 mins

In this episode, the host shares his experience of discovering new hunting spots while waiting for a biologist. He also discusses the current status of the mule deer population and the increasing fawn mortality. The mystery of a missing collar is explored, and the concept of additive mortality in relation to prairie dog colonies is explained.
Takeaways
  • Exploring new areas and spending time quietly can lead to the discovery of new hunting spots.
  • Mule deer populations can be affected by fawn mortality, which can be influenced by weather and predators.
  • The disappearance of a collar without a carcass raises questions about the fate of the animal.
  • Additive mortality can occur in isolated populations, such as prairie dog colonies when hunting activities put additional pressure on the animals.

Mills, L.S. (2013) Conservation of wildlife populations demography, genetics, and Management. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

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