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dc.contributor.authorParker, Howard
dc.contributor.authorRosell, Frank
dc.contributor.authorDanielsen, Johan
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-26T13:39:30Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-19T12:25:14Z
dc.date.available2009-03-26T13:39:30Z
dc.date.available2017-04-19T12:25:14Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationWildlife Society Bulletin 34(2006) No. 1, p. 127-130
dc.identifier.issn0091-7648
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/2438054
dc.description.abstractIn Norway, Sweden, and Finland most beavers (Castor spp.) harvested are shot with center-fire rifles. Shooting entails problems not encountered in trapping including pelt damage from bullet holes (body shots are common) and escape of wounded animals. It was predicted that beavers shot in the body with splinter projectiles designed to fragment after impact would experience fewer exit holes (i.e., less pelt damage) and less wounding, but more meat loss, than those shot with conventional controlled expansion projectiles. Twenty-two hunters shot 163 beavers during normal hunting. As predicted, exit frequency was lower for splinter (22%) than controlled expansion projectiles (95%) but neither wounding frequency nor meat damage varied significantly. The combined wounding frequency for both projectile types was 4.3%. Ninety-eight percent of the body-shot animals retrieved (n = 111) appeared to die instantly. Beaver hunting with center-fire rifles was considered humane.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWildlife Society
dc.subjectBallistics
dc.subjectCaliber
dc.subjectCastor canadensis
dc.subjectCastor fiber
dc.subjectEurasian beaver
dc.subjectFurbearer
dc.subjectHunting
dc.subjectMeat
dc.subjectNorth American beaver
dc.subjectNorway
dc.subjectPelt quality
dc.subjectShooting
dc.subjectWounding rare
dc.titleEfficacy of cartridge type and projectile design in the harvest of beaver
dc.typeJournal article
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.subject.nsi488
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2193/0091-7648(2006)34[127:EOCTAP]2.0.CO;2


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