Maximum Sustainable Yield

Population Goals, Wisconsin DNR
... Maximum Sustainable Yield is the maximum number of deer that can be harvested from the population on a continual basis. The population level that produces the maximum sustainable yield is 50-60% of K [the carrying capacity] ...

So many interests and opinions on managing deer January 29, 2017 Maine, Press Herald
... Maximum sustained yield (MSY) refers to the maximum number of deer that can be removed from the population on a sustained basis. To achieve MSY, the population should be maintained at around 50 percent of the “carrying capacity,” – the number of deer the land can support indefinitely without harm to the habitat or the population...

Deer Friendly,
Jan 29, 2017, 8:27 AM