The September issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management

Check out articles on a new model to estimate population size of Roosevelt elk, how weather conditions affect white-tailed deer harvest in Iowa, and more

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Noninvasive data collection methods are increasingly used to study wildlife populations that are difficult to observe. To estimate population sizes, biologists often turn to spatial capture-recapture and count-based statistical methods. In the September issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management, researchers developed a model incorporating both methods and applied it to Roosevelt elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti) in the Karuk Ancestral Territory in Northern California. 

Other articles examine weather conditions affecting white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) harvest in Iowa, advancing wildlife connectivity in land use planning for four-toed salamanders (Hemidactylium scutatum), habitat use of mesocarnivores in urban and rural areas, and more.

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Header Image: In the September issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management, researchers used noninvasive methods to estimate Roosevelt elk populations. Credit: George Gentry/USFWS