On The Relationship Of Animals Marked To Cost And Accuracy Of Lincoln Estimates

The relationship between the number of individuals marked to cost and accuracy of Lincoln Index estimates for a wild population of Key deer (Odocoileus vir· ginianus clavium) of known size was examined. Data indicated that when 50% of the population was marked. there was a greater chance for an accurate estimate; also the cost to trap and mark deer was lowest.

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