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Excursive behaviors by female white-tailed deer during estrus at two mid-Atlantic sitesAuthor(s): Jeffrey J. Kolodzinski; Lawrence V. Tannenbaum; Lisa I. Muller; David A. Osborn; Kent A. Adams; Mark C. Conner; W. Mark Ford; Karl V. Miller
Source: American Midland Naturalist. 163: 366-373.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionCurrent research suggests that female white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) will adopt sedentary breeding strategies in populations with an abundance of males and a more active mate-searching strategy in low-density or unbalanced herds. We used GPS collars to document the movements of 10 female deer during the breeding season at two Mid-Atlantic study sites that support high-density herds with nearly equal sex ratios. We calculated 95% and 50% seasonal and weekly kernel home ranges and the daily percentage of points located outside of the seasonal home range (SHR).
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CitationKolodzinski, Jeffrey J.; Tannenbaum, Lawrence V.; Muller, Lisa I.; Osborn, David A.; Adams, Kent A.; Conner, Mark C.; Ford, W. Mark; Miller, Karl V. 2010. Excursive behaviors by female white-tailed deer during estrus at two mid-Atlantic sites. American Midland Naturalist. 163: 366-373.
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