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Managing white-tailed deer: Eastern North America

December 31, 2011

The ability of the white-tailed deer to adapt to and thrive in a wide variety of habitats requires different approaches to managing this species. Variation in both the population dynamics of the species and in the social and political factors that inuence how humans value white-tailed deer also necessitate different approaches. Consequently, providing an overview of the management of white-tailed deer in eastern North America runs the gamut from a species limited by snow depths in the remote boreal forests of Canada to a species inhabiting metropolitan areas. In this chapter, we address issues that inuence deer management among ecoregions that have similar deer population characteristics and related management concerns.

Publication Year 2011
Title Managing white-tailed deer: Eastern North America
Authors Duane R. Diefenbach, Stephen M. Shea
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70174126
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coop Res Unit Leetown