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Spatial interactions of yarded White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus

January 1, 2008

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2008
Title Spatial interactions of yarded White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus
Authors M.E. Nelson, G.A. Sargeant
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Canadian Field-Naturalist
Series Number
Index ID 70035626
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center