Abstract - Herd Status and Culling Guide, Wind Cave National Park
Green, Wendy and Rothstein, Aron. 1984. Herd Status and Culling Guide, Wind Cave National Park, May 1984. 9+ p.
Contents: Herd Description: Age/Sex Composition; Reproductive Rates by Age; Individual Reproductive Rates; Mortality; Culling Guide: Age/Sex Composition; Behavioral Factors; Special Considerations Regarding Calves; Research Subjects; Summary of Culling Suggestions: Genetic Considerations: Genetic Status of Herd; Conclusions
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Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.