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Study Questions Science Behind Hunting Plans

Researchers say governments' hunting policies often don't demonstrate they've made wildlife decisions using the best available science.

Wildlife should be managed using the best available science.

That is a core tenet of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, an unofficial set of principles that has guided U.S. and Canadian wildlife management policy for more than a century.

A new study, published Wednesday in Science Advances, raises the question of whether the rule is being followed.

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