This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of managing wildlife. The key aspects examined are the historic use of wildlife in North America, the origins of wildlife management as a discipline, and the basics of wildlife-habitat relationships and management, population dynamics, human-wildlife conflicts, species (both single and multiple) management including consumptive and non-consumptive uses, and key legislation impacting conservation. Two-hour lecture and two-hour lab. Prerequisites: BIO 12204 or permission of instructor.
Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.