Operational survey data for moose in MN (during years 2004-2007). Each record corresponds to an indpendently sighted group of moose, with variables that capture individual covariates (used in the detection model) as well as plot-level information (stratum identifer, sampling probability, etc).
A data frame with 805 observations on the following 11 variables.
year of survey
sample plot ID
number of moose observed
number of cows observed
number of calves observed
number of bulls observed
number of unclassified animals observed (could not identify sex/age class)
measurement of visual obstruction
group size (cluter size)
Giudice, J H. and Fieberg, J. and Lenarz, M. S. 2012. Spending Degrees of Freedom in a Poor Economy: A Case Study of Building a Sightability Model for Moose in Northeastern Minnesota. Journal of Wildlife Management 76(1):75-87.