Maximum Sustained Yield Harvest versus Trophy Management

  title={Maximum Sustained Yield Harvest versus Trophy Management},
  author={Jonathan A. Jenks},
We examined hypotheses regarding compatibility of managing white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) populations for trophy males (i.e., ≥8 points) and maximum sustained yield (MSY) harvests. Harvest of white-tailed deer on Oak Ridge Reservation, Tennessee, USA, began in 1985 following 45 years of protection. We examined several harvest characteristics (e.g., age and sex composition, antler and body size of males) under the assumption that the population had attained an equilibrium during this… CONTINUE READING