The August issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management

Examining dynamic occupancy of gray wolves in Idaho after a decade of managed harvest

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Since gray wolves were reintroduced to central Idaho, USA, in the 1990s, their population has quickly grown and expanded.  Wolf harvest is now legal in the state, and while it has been largely supported by Idaho residents, it remains controversial. Critics worry that the levels of wolf harvest might be unsustainable. In the August issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management,  researchers conducted a camera survey across Idaho to create models to assess how wolf harvests affected occupancy.

Other articles model wild boar damage in China, consider the role of forage in bighorn sheep population recovery, examine habitat considerations for New England cottontails, and more.

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Header Image: Credit: Eric Cole/USFWS