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Getting it right [Editorial]Author(s): William M. Block
Source: Journal of Wildlife Management. 71: 1023-1024.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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CitationBlock, William M. 2007. Getting it right [Editorial]. Journal of Wildlife Management. 71: 1023-1024.
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