Hunting Bambi—evaluating the basis for selective harvesting of juveniles

  title={Hunting Bambi—evaluating the basis for selective harvesting of juveniles},
  author={J. Milner and C. Bonenfant and A. Mysterud},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
Human harvesting is often a major mortality factor and, hence, an important proximate factor driving the population dynamics of large mammals. Several selective harvesting regimes focus on removing animals with low reproductive value, such as “antlered” harvests in North America and juvenile harvesting in many European countries. Despite its widespread use and assumed impact, the scientific basis of juvenile harvesting is scattered in the literature and not empirically well-documented. We give… Expand

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