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RE: I Guess It Is Time

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Posted by: brhaco at Sat Aug 27 16:10:42 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by brhaco ]  
   

Bingo-in most cases it's better to remove young from a population than mature adults. That's why you have things like "slot limits" and "Trophy regulations" in fishing-to protect the best breeders.

And yes, as a hunter and a biologist I would say that hunters are doing the wrong thing if they only take out the largest and best animals from a population. But game departments are beginning to wise up with trophy regulations that skew the harvest more toward does and very old bucks/rams etc, past their breeding prime -but with large headgear.

Just as an aside, I'd be careful about picking a fight with Dusty-he's an actual Herpetologist- with a capital "H"- and will certainly come back at you with a tons of hard data, if you persist He certainly has more credibility than 99% of the herpers out there (including me-and YOU).
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