Selective culling of Iberian red deer stags (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) by selective montería in Spain

@article{TorresPorras2008SelectiveCO,
  title={Selective culling of Iberian red deer stags (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) by selective monter{\'i}a in Spain},
  author={Jer{\'o}nimo Torres-Porras and Juan Carranza and Javier P{\'e}rez-Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={55},
  pages={117-123}
}
Hunting can affect animal populations not only by increasing mortality but also by introducing selection components associated with particular features of individuals. In addition to the most widespread hunting system in Spain for Iberian red deer stags (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) called montería, there are also selective monterías aimed at culling poor-trophy males in order to improve the average quality of the trophies for commercial hunt. This way of removing poor-trophy males contrasts with… CONTINUE READING

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