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Abstract Precise and unbiased estimates of survival and mortality patterns are needed to understand population dynamics of bobcats Lynx rufus Bobcat pelts were at a high demand 20 years ago As a result bobcat populations had to be monitored even now to make sure that the decline of bobcat populations would not decrease again as it did in the past By using the Pop-2 computer model we are able to predict what percentage of an increase in harvest will effect the population and if it will crash A 10 increase in harvest will decrease the population at a stable rate while a 30 increase will crash the population Key words bobcat Lynx rufus Pop-2 model harvest crash Such as furs from other wild cats the bobcats fur contains beauty As a result bobcat pelts have been demanded by people in the past which caused an increase in harvest of the bobcat The hunters searching for this creature saw this as an opportunity to make lots of money But since then in recent years bobcat pelts have decreased in price This caused a decrease in the hunting of the bobcats But during those times of high harvest wildlife agencies had to keep up to date on their population Even now agencies have kept monitoring bobcat populations They know that a harvest increase greater than 20 can cause the bobcat population to seriously decline to very low levels even cause a crash Knick 1990 What if the demand of pelts occurs again The purpose of this paper will illustrate what an increase in harvest 10 and 30 will do to the bobcat population if the pelt situation occurred again in the future Materials and Methods For a sensitivity analysis I ran the Pop-2 computer model I used the bobcat model twice to determine the outcome of an increase in harvest on the population I printed out the original population numbers labeled table 1 and
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