This strategy informs annual harvest management decisions for mourning doves in the three Management Units (Eastern, Central and Western). The strategy was developed by the Dove Task Force using the best available information. The objectives of the strategy are to ensure the long-term conservation of mourning dove populations and to minimize the frequency of regulatory change. The strategy describes the technical details of how monitoring data are used to estimate and predict the annual abundance of mourning doves in each Management Unit, and how these predictions are used to inform the selection of regulatory packages (daily bag limit and season length).
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