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Q:>  I would like to use Vortex to create a model showing population size at specific varying rates of growth and decline, including a specific number of animals harvested every year, without having to enter a starting population. is this possible?

      A:>  I don't understand how Vortex (or any model) could project population sizes if you do not specify the starting population. Would it work for you to simply specify some default starting N, such as 100 or 1000, and then proceed from there?

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