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Managing a Migratory Species that is both a Value and Pest

  • Jon Olaf Olaussen


    (Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

  • Anders Skonhoft


    (Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Wild animals can represent both value and nuisance. We consider the moose (Alces alces), which due to seasonal migration causes browsing damage in some areas while creating hunting value in other areas. We first explore a situation when harvesting, following today’s practice in Norway, only takes place in the fall. Next, the season is extended to include winter harvesting. It is shown how this redistributes harvesting benefits between areas and landowners, and under which conditions total net benefit increases. The model is illustrated by a real life example from the Swe-Nor moose region some 250 kilometers north of Oslo, Norway.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in its series Working Paper Series with number 3904.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 04 Apr 2004
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Handle: RePEc:nst:samfok:3904
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