Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Iowa
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Iowa Project

Development of harvest strategies for mourning doves

August 2006 - June 2011


Participating Agencies

  • USFWS Region 8

1) Develop statistical techniques for combining CCS and population growth rate estimates derived from banding and harvest data to produce reliable predictions of population status and trend, 2) Develop a detailed harvest management framework that continuously integrates monitoring data, population models, and harvest and population objectives into a harvest management system 3) Develop a Banding Needs Document driven by information required for accomplishment of 1) and 2).