Average number of adult females in population simulations where all eligible males are removed during a 6-mo hunting season each year for 100 yrs.

<p>Colors indicate outcomes for different age minima for trophy males; each line indicates average from 20 runs. A. Population changes for “social lions” follow the assumptions and demographic variables in ref. <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005941#pone.0005941-Whitman1" target="_blank">[1]</a> except to restrict hunting to 6-mo seasons and to incorporate additional details of dispersal, survival and reproduction <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005941#pone.0005941-Packer4" target="_blank">[44]</a>–<a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005941#pone.0005941-Craft1" target="_blank">[46]</a>. B. Population changes for a hypothetical lion population where males and females are solitary and each territorial male controls one female. C. Population changes for leopards based on long-term data from Phinda Private Game Reserve <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005941#pone.0005941-Balme1" target="_blank">[33]</a>, <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005941#pone.0005941-Balme3" target="_blank">[47]</a> and other sources <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005941#pone.0005941-Bailey1" target="_blank">[37]</a>, <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005941#pone.0005941-Martin1" target="_blank">[48]</a>. D. Population changes for cougars based on demographic data from refs. <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005941#pone.0005941-Lambert2" target="_blank">[27]</a>, <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005941#pone.0005941-Ruth1" target="_blank">[49]</a>–<a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005941#pone.0005941-Sweanor1" target="_blank">[53]</a>.</p>

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