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Range-wide Population Size of the Lesser Prairie Chicken: 2012 to2020

Posted by WAFWA on October 12, 2020
Estimated lesser prairie-chicken population sizes annually from 2012 – 2018 and 2020 in the 2011 estimated occupied range of the lesser prairie-chicken in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Ascertaining estimates of wildlife population size is valuable information for natural resource agencies in the management of harvested and non-harvested…
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Guidelines for health screening and handling of galliforms

Posted by WAFWA on July 1, 2019
Upland game birds are captured and relocated within and between jurisdictions to facilitate a variety of management goals. The movement of wildlife carries the risk of transportation of pathogens to novel environments or populations; as well as the potential for naïve animals contracting disease when exposed to novel pathogens after…
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Recommendations for Adaptive Management of Chronic Wasting Disease in the West

Posted by WAFWA on January 6, 2018
Abstract: Chronic wasting disease (CWD) — an infectious prion disease affecting at least four important native cervid species — represents a significant threat to the future health and vitality of free-ranging cervid resources in western North America. Moreover, growing concerns about potential transmissibility to humans could erode hunting participation in…
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The Value of Turkey Hunting in the West

Posted by WAFWA on September 9, 2017
A product of the Western States Wild Turkey Workshop – Sponsored by the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies – “Produced with support from the National Wild Turkey Federation (www.nwtf.org)”…
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