Management and Control of Populations of Foxes, Deer, Hares and Mink in England and Wales, and the Impact of Hunting with Dogs

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Macdonald, D.W.1, Tattersall, F.H.1, Johnson, P.J.1, Carbone, C.1, Reynolds, J. C.2, Langbein, J.3, Rushton, S. P.4 and Shirley, M.D.F.4 
1Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Dept. of Zoology, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3PS;
2
The Game Conservancy Trust, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EF;
3
Wildlife Research Consultant, “Greenleas”, Chapel Cleeve, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6HY;
4
Centre for Land Use and Water Resources Research, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Porter Building, Newcastle NE1 7RU

27/04/00


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Macdonald, D.W.1, Tattersall, F.H.1, Johnson, P.J.1, Carbone, C.1, Reynolds, J. C.2, Langbein, J.3, Rushton, S. P.4 and Shirley, M.D.F.4 1Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Dept. of Zoology, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3PS; 2The Game Conservancy Trust, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EF; 3Wildlife Research Consultant, “Greenleas”, Chapel Cleeve, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6HY; 4Centre for Land Use and Water Resources Research, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Porter Building, Newcastle NE1 7RU

2 The Questions:
3 In Which Areas Are Data Lacking or Subject to Widely Different Interpretations?
4 Why Seek to Control?
5 Why Do Farmers Seek to Control Foxes?
6 Why Do Game Managers Seek to Control Foxes?
7 Why Seek to Control Deer?
8 Why Do Conservationists Seek to Control Mink?
9 How to Control?
10 Regional Differences in Fox Control With Dogs
11 Staghunting
12 What Is Effective Control?
13 What Can Simulation Models Tell Us About Effectiveness?
14 Matrix Population Models
15 Individual-based Models
16 VORTEX Fox Population Viability Analysis
17 How Many Red Deer Are Killed Annually by Each Method?
18 How Many Hares Are Killed Annually by Each Method?
19 How Many Mink Are Killed Annually by Each Method?
20 How Many Foxes Are Killed Annually by Each Method?
21 Hunt Fox Bags are in Proportion With Effort
22 What Would Happen if All Foxes Gone-to-ground Were Dug Out ?
23 Are Welsh Packs More Efficient Than Lowland Mounted Hunts?
24 Does it Pay to Not Kill Foxes?
25 Does it Pay to Kill Foxes?
26 Salisbury Plain - Predator Removal Experiment 1985-91
27 Salisbury Plain - Predator Removal Experiment
28 How Effective Are Control Methods?
29 How Acceptable Are Control Methods?
30 Which Methods of Killing Foxes Do Farmers Consider Humane?
31 Do Hunting Farmers Remove Less Hedgerow Than Other Farmers?
32 What Is the Likely Impact of a Ban on Hunting With Dogs?

 

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Date uploaded to site 9 May 2000