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Deer population in the Central Superior National Forest, 1967-1985.Author(s): Michael E. Nelson; L. David Mech
Source: Research Paper NC-271. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionDeer were aerially censused each winter from 1976 through 1985 in a 400 sq. km. area near Isabella, Minnesota, in the central Superior National Forest; a correction factor based on aerial observability of radio-tagged deer in the same region was then applied to the census figures. Deer numbers, which had reached an estimated 3.6/sq. km., declined drastically in the early 1970s, fluctuated between about 0.43 and 0.97/sq. km. from 1976 through 1985, and began increasing in 1985.
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CitationNelson, Michael E.; Mech, L. David 1986. Deer population in the Central Superior National Forest, 1967-1985. Research Paper NC-271. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsaerial census, radio-tracking, observability, telemetry, Minnesota, wolves
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