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Home range location of white-tailed deer.Author(s): Michael E. Nelson
Source: Research Paper NC-173. 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 migrations and home range traditions indicated that home range location is determined more by early social experience, learning, and tradition than by an innate ability to select the best habitat. Different deer preferred the same or similar habitat but such selection was a secondary influence on home range location.
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CitationNelson, Michael E. 1979. Home range location of white-tailed deer. Research Paper NC-173. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordshabitat, home range, migration, social organization, traditions
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