Bobwhite population responses to exploitation: two problems

Journal of Wildlife Management
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Recently, Roseberry (1979) attempted to (1) clarify the theoretical basis for harvesting bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), (2) assess the impact of varying intensities of harvest on standing densities and long-term yields, and (3) define a harvest strategy appropriate for the bobwhite resource in Illinois. That paper, based on 24 years of field data, unfortunately contains 2 methodological or conceptual errors that are fundamental to the three objectives. Both errors are subtle, and as other have made the same or similar errors in analysis, we identify the problems in a way we hope will be taken constructively.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Bobwhite population responses to exploitation: two problems
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
DOI 10.2307/3808129
Volume 45
Issue 4
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher Wildlife Society
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description 3 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 1052
Last page 1054