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Relationship between snow depth and gray wolf predation on white-tailed deer

Journal of Wildlife Management

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Abstract

Survival of 203 yearling and adult white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was monitored for 23,441 deer days from January through April 1975-85 in northeastern Minnesota. Gray wolf (Canis lupus) predation was the primary mortality cause, and from year to year during this period, the mean predation rate ranged from 0.00 to 0.29. The sum of weekly snow depths/month explained 51% of the variation in annual wolf predation rate, with the highest predation during the deepest snow.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Relationship between snow depth and gray wolf predation on white-tailed deer
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume
50
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
471-474
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
471
Last page:
474
Number of Pages:
4