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    Author(s): Aaron L. Iverson; Louis R. Iverson
    Date: 1999
    Source: Ohio Journal of Science. 99(4): 84-94.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus} have been increasing dramatically in the eastern United States, with concomitant increases in impacts resulting from deer browsing and deer-vehicle collisions. In Ohio, the number of deer were estimated at near zero in 1940 to over 450,000 in 1995. We analyzed estimates of deer harvest and deer-vehicle collisions in 1995 for 88 counties in Ohio. These data were also related to county-level spatial data on the length of major highways, urban land, rural land, crop land, forest land, all land, and human population. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the spatial and temporal trends of white-tailed deer across Ohio and to relate these patterns to the formerly mentioned environmental and human variables.

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    Iverson, Aaron L.; Iverson, Louis R. 1999. Spatial and temporal trends of deer harvest and deer-vehicle accidents in Ohio. Ohio Journal of Science. 99(4): 84-94.

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