Material & Methods

A hierarchical Bayesian model made it possible to consider different trends regarding hunting, observations, UVCs, traffic, and roads across Sweden, such as temporal differences. To observe fluctuations over time, all parameters were analyzed each year from 2011 to 2020. 

In the study I analyzed all parameters at hunting management level (HMP) (Figure 2), since that is the scale hunting is reported in which allowed us to analyze how hunting communities responded to prey availability. 

Figure 2. Hunting management precincts in Sweden hunting year 2020/2021 (n = 297).