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Does Hunting Make Animals Evolve Smaller Antlers and Horns?

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Does Hunting Make Animals Evolve Smaller Antlers and Horns?

You’ve likely heard it before—trophy hunting, or hunters choosing to harvest males with the largest antlers and horns, is causing “evolution in reverse” whereby antlers and horns will get smaller over time. Many hunters around the world undoubtedly value the size of the horns and antlers on the...