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Outline of basic model

Two state variables

Deer population, N

Prevalence rate in deer,

Two control variables

Aggregate harvest, h

Non-selective with respect to disease

By itself, harvesting cannot eliminate a persistent disease (without eradicating all wildlife in the area)

Supplemental feeding, f

Increases in situ productivity (diminishes density-dependence)

Non-selective with respect to disease

Increases transmission

Decreases disease-related mortality

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