Mississippi State University Carnivore Ecology Laboratory

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White-tailed deer (Odocoileous virigianus)

Phase 1 (2009-2011)

Captures

Phase 1 Capture Summary

 

Project researcher, Jared Duquette, with immobilized collared doe after capture and workup.

Figure 1: Project researcher, Jared Duquette, with immobilized collared doe after capture and workup.

Annual survival results

Phase 1 Cluster Summary

Survival estimates do not include animals censored due to unknown status (e.g., radio-collar failure).



 

Fawn with expandable VHF radio-collar.

Figure 2: Fawn with expandable VHF radio-collar.

Cause-specific mortality

Phase 1 - Doe Mortality



Project researcher, Nate Svoboda, restraining deer while immobilizing drugs take effect..

Figure 3: Project researcher, Nate Svoboda, restraining deer while immobilizing drugs take effect.

Fawn Mortality

Project researcher, Clay Wilton, photographing fawn with expandable VHF radio-collar.

Figure 4: Project researcher, Clay Wilton, photographing fawn with expandable VHF radio-collar.


Density estimates

Deer Densities




Example white-tailed deer home ranges using 95% fixed kernel density.

Figure 5: Example white-tailed deer home ranges using 95% fixed kernel density. The doe (D111) was collared from 10 May 2010 - 29 April 2011 and had a home range size of 13 sq. kilometers or 5 sq. miles. The disjoint areas in the home ranges (smaller polygons) are present because the individual did not use the area between the larger and smaller polygons although they traveled between those areas. Her male fawn (F052) was collared from birth on 20 May – 14 July 2010 when the fawn was predated by a bobcat. During this period the fawn had a home range of 3 sq. kilometers or ~1 sq. mile.


Phase 2 (2013-2015)

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Phase 3 (2017-2019)

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