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  1. Comparing fostering success between wild-caught and game farm bred captive red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa, L.)

    Contributor(s):: Sánchez-García, Carlos, Alonso, Marta Elena, Pérez, José Antonio, Rodríguez, Pedro Luis, Gaudioso, Vicente Ramiro

    As fostered game birds are better prepared for releasing in comparison to those intensively reared, fostering of wild and game farm red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) was studied on a semi-natural rearing farm using farm-hatched chicks. Parent pairs, barren pairs and single individuals from...

  2. Mate choice in red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa L.) kept in commercial laying cages; does it affect laying output?

    Contributor(s):: Prieto, Raquel, Sánchez-García, Carlos, Tizado, Emilio J., Alonso, Marta E., Gaudioso, Vicente R.

    In some gamebirds reared for shooting purposes, it has been demonstrated that free pairing and enriched environment may improve welfare. However, the effects of free pairing on the laying output of birds kept in commercial laying cages are poorly understood. Thus, the effects of free pairing on...

  3. Provisioning the ritual neolithic site of Kfar HaHoresh, Israel at the dawn of animal management

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    | Contributor(s):: Meier, J. S., Goring-Morris, A. N., Munro, N. D.

    It is widely agreed that a pivotal shift from wild animal hunting to herd animal management, at least of goats, began in the southern Levant by the Middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period (10,000-9,500 cal. BP) when evidence of ritual activities flourished in the region. As our knowledge of this...

  4. Dog breed differences in visual communication with humans

    | Contributor(s):: Konno, A., Romero, T., Inoue-Murayama, M., Saito, A., Hasegawa, T.

    Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) have developed a close relationship with humans through the process of domestication. In human-dog interactions, eye contact is a key element of relationship initiation and maintenance. Previous studies have suggested that canine ability to produce human-directed...

  5. The role of the domestic cat in relation to game birds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

    | Contributor(s):: Nils Norman Nilsson

    The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the importance of the domestic cat in the Willamette Valley as a game bird predator; additional reasons were to learn more of its life history and food habits, and to analyze the popular belief that the cat, feral or non-feral, is the greatest...

  6. Cecil: A Moment or a Movement? Analysis of Media Coverage of the Death of a Lion, Panthera leo

    | Contributor(s):: David W. Macdonald, Kim S. Jacobsen, Dawn Burnham, Paul J. Johnson, Andrew J. Loveridge

    The killing of a satellite-tagged male lion by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe in July 2015 provoked an unprecedented media reaction. We analyse the global media response to the trophy hunting of the lion, nicknamed “Cecil”, a study animal in a long-term project run by Oxford...

  7. Ducks and Deer, Profit and Pleasure: Hunters, Games and the Natural Landscapes of Medieval Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Cristina Arrigoni Martelli

    This dissertation is an ample and thorough assessment of hunting in late medieval and Renaissance northern and central Italy. Hunting took place in a variety of landscapes and invested animal species. Both of these had been influenced by human activities for centuries. Hunting had deep cultural...

  8. Late summer movements by giant Canada geese in relation to a September hunting season

    | Contributor(s):: Dleter, C. D., Anderson, B. J., Gleason, J. S., Mammenga, P. W., Vaa, S.

  9. Survival and harvest characteristics of giant Canada geese in eastern South Dakota, 2000-2004

    | Contributor(s):: Dieter, C. D., Gleason, J. S., Andersoi, B. J., Vaa, S., Mammenga, P. W.

  10. Impacts of Montana Public Wolf Hunting and Trapping on Tolerance and Acceptance of Gray Wolves Among Rural Resident Ranchers, Trappers, and Big Game Hunters

    | Contributor(s):: Alia Winn Mulder

    The Public Trust Doctrine placed wildlife in trust, via state control and regulation, for the benefit of the people. Managing agencies that lose sight of the importance of public acceptance of predator policies and management actions may find themselves legislatively or judicially subverted. This...

  11. Whose Wildlife Is It Anyway ? How New York' s Fish and Game Statutes, Regulations, and Policies Endanger the Environment and Have Disenfranchised the Majority of the Electorate

    | Contributor(s):: Jolene R. Marion

    Consistently, courts in the United States have held that the sovereign states hold wildlife in trust for the benefit of all the people. The legislatures, responding to a public concern that uncontrolled hunting was threatening the survival of indigenous species, invoked the states' police...

  12. Equine gatekeepers, animal narratives and foxhunting landscapes

    | Contributor(s):: Acton, A.

    Firstly, this paper analyzes the dynamic between horse, rider, and landscape in foxhunting culture. Secondly, it considers nonhuman animals as active elements within the research process. The methodology principally involved extensive, in-depth participation as a rider within mounted foxhound...

  13. Teaching the dog and learning from the dog: interactivity in herding dog training and use

    | Contributor(s):: Savalois, N., Lescureux, N., Brunois, F.

  14. The acquisition and maintenance of dogs' aversion responses to kiwi (Apteryx spp.) training stimuli across time and locations

    | Contributor(s):: Dale, A. R., Statham, S., Podlesnik, C. A., Elliffe, D.

  15. Grazing intensity effects on vegetation, livestock and non-game birds in North Dakota mixed- grass prairie

    | Contributor(s):: Eric D. Salo, Kenneth F. Higgins, Bob D. Patton, Kristel K. Bakker, William T. Barker

    We conducted studies in native prairie mixed-grass pastures in south~central North Dakota (U.S.A.) during 1989- 2003 to determine how different grazing intensities affected structural characteristics of vegetation, livestock production and the occurrence and density of grassland birds. Generally,...

  16. The post-release fate of hand-reared orphaned bats: survival and habitat selection

    | Contributor(s):: Serangeli, M. T., Cistrone, L., Ancillotto, L., Tomassini, A., Russo, D.

  17. The welfare of low-volume farm animals during transport and at slaughter: a review of current knowledge and recommendations for future research

    | Contributor(s):: Bornett-Gauci, H. L. I., Martin, J. E., Arney, D. R.

  18. 'A fiendish outrage'? A study of animal maiming in East Anglia: 1830-1870

    | Contributor(s):: Archer, J. E.

  19. Chronic toxicity of 1080 and its implications for conservation management: a New Zealand case study

    | Contributor(s):: Weaver, S. A.

    Sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) is a mammalian pesticide used in different parts of the world for the control of mammalian pest species. In New Zealand it is used extensively and very successfully as a conservation management tool for the control of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) - an...

  20. Food access by white-tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus ) at winter feeding sites in eastern Quebec

    | Contributor(s):: Grenier, D., Barrette, C., Crete, M.

    In 1995, aggressive behaviour of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was studied at winter feeding stations in the Pohenegamook wintering area, Quebec (47 degrees 29'N 69 degrees 14'W), to determine if such behaviour was related to priority of access to food by various age-sex classes....