Item 2023.7.4.29 - "Game Management Manual"

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"Game Management Manual"

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B.C. Game Commission

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  • Mar. 1958 (Creation)

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90 p.

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This manual contains a brief summary of the principles and practices of game management, as applied to the management of game in British Columbia. It has been designed to serve primarily as a reference and guide in dealing with game management problems, and aims to create a co-ordination of approach among those engaged in game management. Sections include the value of game as a natural resource, relationships between game and economic developments, livestock and game interactions, farming and game interactions, waterfowl and other land users, forestry and game, industry and game, access and game, game management principles and policies, fundamental population dynamics, population behaviour, principles of harvesting, habitat management, winter feeding, game propagation, experiment and research, game reserves and closed areas, public relations, predator control, game management techniques, sampling procedures, aging and sexing game animals and birds, effect of hunting on age classes, aging techniques, big game animals, game birds, waterfowl, upland birds, inventory of game populations (Census), direct methods of census, indirect methods of census, waterfowl, fur-bearers, measurements of browse and plant composition, range surveys, game checking stations, hunger sample or postal survey, predator control techniques, laboratory studies, biological aids to law enforcement, collecting and handling material for examination, game animals and birds of BC, breeding characteristics of the hoofed game, big game animals including moose, elk, mule deer, black-tailed deer, white-tailed deer, mountain caribou, Bighorn sheep, thinhorn sheep, mountain sheep, goat, grizzly bear, black bear, cougar, wolf, coyote, upland game birds, Ruffed grouse, Sharp-tailed grouse, Sooty blue grouse, dusky blue grouse, Franklin and spruce grouse, Ptarmigan, Ring-necked pheasant, Chukar partridge, California quail, band-tailed pigeon, waterfowl.

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  • English

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    A digitized version of this report is available through the BC EcoCat Ecological Reports Catalogue:

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    Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair dealing and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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