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Considerations for developing wolf harvesting regulations in the contiguous United States

Journal of Wildlife Management

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1937-2817.2010.tb01268.x

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Abstract

As gray wolves (Canis lupus) are removed from the federal Endangered Species List, management reverts to the states. Eventually most states will probably allow public wolf harvesting. Open seasons between about 1 November and 1 March accord more with basic wolf biology than during other times. Managers who consider wolf biology and public sensitivities, adapt public-taking regulations accordingly, and adjust harvest regulations as they learn will be best able to maximize the recreational value of wolf harvesting, minimize public animosity toward it, and meet their harvest objectives.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Considerations for developing wolf harvesting regulations in the contiguous United States
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
DOI:
10.1111/j.1937-2817.2010.tb01268.x
Volume
74
Issue:
7
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Wildlife Society
Publisher location:
Bethesda, MD
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
First page:
1421
Last page:
1424
Number of Pages:
3
Country:
United States