An Evaluation of Life History Parameters and Management of White-tailed Deer in the Red River Valley of NE ND.

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Authors and Contributors

Kristin M Sternhagen


Research papers

Research Category

Population Study

Target Species

white-tailed deer

Approximate Completion Date




white-tailed deer


Aside from the central region of North Dakota, North Dakota Game and Fish lacks basic information on seasonal movements, home range sizes, survival rates, and cause-specific mortality factors of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the Red River Valley where climate and landscape–level habitat characteristics differ markedly from those of previous research areas. As a result, the objectives of this study focused on collecting empirical data for those basic parameters along with determining response to seasonal flooding, monitoring disease, and measuring fawn bed site habitat characteristics.