Wildlife Management Practices and Techniques
What is Wildlife Management • It is an important part of wildlife conservation. • It is the ability to manipulate a wildlife system to achieve a desired goal. • It includes habitat production and human use of wildlife
Management Activities • Bird Banding • Placing a band on the leg or neck of birds. Each band is individually numbered, identifying that bird to researchers. This information is used to determine migration routes, set annual hunting/harvest regulations, and to help maintain populations.
Management Activities • Trapping and Transplanting • Used to boost low wildlife populations or to develop new populations. • Canada Geese in Georgia
Management Activities • Land Management • Used to provide a secure habitat for species that require specially protected areas. It is most common in wildlife management areas or refuges. • Areas of land that are set aside from development for the use of wildlife and recreation only.
Management Activities • Wildlife Population Survey • A count of the number of wildlife in a area. This practice gives information about the population of a particular species. • Waterfowl are counted by air, alligators are counted by boat at night.
Management Activities • Vegetation Survey • Used to determine the kind of and amount of vegetation present in important wildlife areas. Used to ensure that food supplies are not in danger of being depleted.
Management Activities • Wildlife extension work • Educates the public on the importance of protecting habit and wildlife populations. • Many people and different government agencies are involved in this type of management.
Management Activities • Implementation of Regulations • Made on the state and federal level. • Cover hunting seasons, limits, protection of endangered plants and animals.