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Spatial interactions of yarded White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus

Canadian Field-Naturalist

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Abstract

We examined the spatial interactions of nine female White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in two deeryards (winter aggregations) in northeastern Minnesota during February-April 1999. Global positioning system (GPS) collars yielded seven pair-wise comparisons of deer that were located at the same time (???1 minute apart) and mat used overlapping areas. Deer traveled separately and did not associate with one another. Within overlapping areas, comparisons of distances between deer and distances between random locations indicated deer moved without regard to each other. Similarly, comparisons of observed and expected probabilities of deer using areas overlapping those of other deer also evinced that deer moved independently.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Spatial interactions of yarded White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus
Series title:
Canadian Field-Naturalist
Volume
122
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Canadian Field-Naturalist
First page:
221
Last page:
225
Number of Pages:
5