The Swedish wolf hunt doesn't seem random

I previously wrote that if you want "scientific" culling of a population, you would want to designate individuals. This wasn't done in this case, but it seems the hunt wasn't random anyway. Maybe, I'm not really that good statistican to say for sure. But it seems like an unexpected large proportion of breeding pairs were targeted so that either one or both of them were shot.

Some people will say this happened because hunters see wolves as competitors and threats to their dogs, so they want as few as possible around where they hunt. Could be. But: If the government's plans to keep a certain size are to work, this can't reduce the total population, because it'd either mean fewer to hunt next year or more imported wolves. And: If what you want is to increase genetic diversity, then it's exactly halves of breeding pairs you want to replace!

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