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


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.

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Kristin M Sternhagen

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white-tailed deer

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white-tailed deer