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Wildlife Management Unit 359 aerial ungulate survey : 2015

Description

Moose populations in Wildlife Management Unit 359 declined abruptly following a winter tick outbreak over 2006 and 2007, and numbers have been slow to recover. The objectives of this survey were to assess the status of moose and mule deer since the previous 2008 area survey, and determine a population estimate, population ratios for sex and age classes, and a density estimate for moose and mule deer within WMU 359. Aerial surveys are the primary method used to assess the population size, distribution, population trends and herd composition of ungulates in Alberta. This information supports the effective management and conservation of ungulates, and is used to set hunting licence allocations, identify areas with agricultural depredation problems, and determine priority areas for recovery actions.

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WMU 359 aerial surveys deer surveys elk elk surveys mammals moose moose surveys mule deer ungulates white-tailed deer wildlife habitat wildlife management wildlife surveys

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Aerial wildlife survey report : Wildlife Management Unit 359 aerial ungulate survey : 2015

Extent

3 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Parks

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Spatial Coverage

Wildlife Management Unit 359

Start Date

2015-02-17

End Date

2015-02-26

Resource Dates

Date Created

2019-03-01

Date Added

2019-03-14T15:57:13.645458

Date Modified

2019-03-01

Date Issued

2019-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Anne Hubbs

Contact Email

anne.hubbs@gov.ab.ca