A SIGHTABILITY MODEL FOR MOOSE IN UPPER MICHIGAN
We constructed s sightability model for a fixed wing aerial survey of moose in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The probability of sighting decreased if the animal was bedded, in heavy cover, or in a group of size <3. Presence or absence of calves did not affect sightability, although presence/absence of calves data were not consistently collected. There was some evidence of differences in sightability between observers.
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