Through published papers, we identified biologists, ecologists, game managers and hunters in 24 European countries for an online survey on hare management practices, close season dates, hunting methods and quotas.
This process was repeated until there was no change in the demographic profile from one year to the next, and the profile was then used to generate a 'year start population' to investigate the effect of three close season scenarios on population growth.
3) hunting with a close season from the start of February to the start of October as in Scotland--again modelled on the highest documented hunting rate of 69% (Stoate and Tapper 1993).
Our online survey of hare management practices, close season dates, hunting methods and quotas in 24 European countries revealed (Fig.
Scenario 3, a close season from the start of February to the start of October, as in operation in Scotland (Fig.
We hope that this paper will inform discussions on the topic, and aid the possible introduction of a close season in England and Wales.
The trio were all charged with possession of an unlicensed rod and line to take fish, fishing during the annual close season, and using illegal bait.
The Environment Agency carried out their operation on the River Tees during the close season for freshwater (coarse) fish - which runs from March 15 to June 15.