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Discussions about trophy hunting are usually centered on contrasting viewpoints rooted more in values than science and they can lead to heated comments and replies between authors in journals. These disagreements highlight the problem with talking about trophy hunting: simple statements about a complex topic don’t provide enough information to generate useful management and conservation decisions. Many papers lack critically important details necessary to put their conclusions into context or to apply them to conservation. In the featured invited commentary of the April issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management, the authors identify three topics publications writing about trophy hunting should address so readers can accurately understand the study and how to interpret the results.
Other articles look at genetic differentiation of wild boar populations in a region endangered by African swine fever, wild turkey nest success in Southeastern pine forests and resource selection by recolonizing black bears.
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