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Q:>  I am modelling a safari hunting offtake and would like to specify in the Harvest option that only older males (>8) can be harvested. What is the formula I would need to use to overide the default 'number of males of each age to be harvested' categories?

      A:>  I think that this would be easy to do, assuming that the males can start breeding by age 8 (so that the harvested males are all in the last age class). Just enter into the "Optional criteria for individuals" the function "=(A>8)". This will cause all harvested males to be more than 8 y old. (If you are also harvesting any females, then your function will need to be something like "=IF(S='M';(A>8);1)".)


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