Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/86704
Type of publication: Straipsnis konferencijos medžiagoje Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or Scopus DB conference proceedings (P1a)
Field of Science: Miškotyra / Forestry (A004)
Author(s): Špinkytė-Bačkaitienė, Renata;Pėtelis, Kęstutis
Title: TheqQuality of wolf population in Lithuania according to hunting in 2005-2013
Is part of: Rural development 2013 : 6th international scientific conference, 28-29 November, 2013, Akademija : proceedings. Akademija : Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Vol. 6, b. 3 (2013)
Extent: p. 481-485
Date: 2013
Keywords: Wolf;Lithuania;Hunting;Distribution
Abstract: Wolf hunting is limited in Lithuania from 2005. However selective hunting is not carried out. Due to this harvested wolves are random representatives of population. Age ratio of hunted wolves was: 26.8% immature wolves, 73.2% mature; sex ratio was: 66.5% males and 33.5% females. The ratio between harvested males and females was 1.98:1. The large part of wolf population in Lithuania consisted of healthy wolves (78.9%), but diseases of skin were noticed in 30.6% of municipalities where wolves were hunted. Comparing eight hunting seasons the diseases of skin were most broadly spread in country in the last hunting season (2012-2013). During eight hunting seasons wolves were hunted in 36 districts, which are 72.0% of all districts in Lithuania. It has been determined that the greatest numbers of the wolves (79.5%) were harvested incidentally, i.e. during the hunting of other game animals. Usually wolves were hunted by driving hunting (56.8%), blind hunting (33.2%) and flagging (7.9%). Besides there were recorded five cases of wolves found in snares. Seven cases were also recorded where harvested wolves were carrying snares on their bodies. The aim of this work is to evaluate the quality and distribution of the wolf’s population in Lithuania according to wolves hunting in 2005- 2013 period
Internet: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/86704
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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