Biology and management of white-tailed deer by David G. Hewitt

By David G. Hewitt

content material: Taxonomy, evolutionary historical past, and distribution / James R. Heffelfinger --
Anatomy and body structure / Stephen S. Ditchkoff --
meals / David G. Hewitt --
Antlers / Steve Demarais and Bronson ok. Strickland --
inhabitants dynamics / Charles A. DeYoung --
Spatial use of landscapes / Kelley M. Stewart, R. Terry Bowyer, and Peter J. Weisberg --
ailments and parasites / Tyler A. Campbell and Kurt C. VerCauteren --
Predator-prey relationships / Warren Ballard --
Interactions with different huge herbivores / Jonathan A. Jenks and David M. Leslie Jr. --
White-tailed deer habit / Randy W. DeYoung and Karl V. Miller --
administration heritage / Kip P. Adams and R. Joseph Hamilton --
affects on ecosystems / Steeve D. Côté --
affects of deer on society / Michael R. Conover --
huge administration / Lonnie Hansen --
administration on deepest estate / Harry A. Jacobson [and others] --
dealing with white-tailed deer : jap North the United States / Duane R. Diefenbach and Stephen M. Shea --
dealing with white-tailed deer : midwest North the US / Kurt C. VerCauteren and Scott E. Hygnstrom --
dealing with white-tailed deer : western North the USA / Timothy E. Fulbright --
coping with white-tailed deer : Latin the USA / J. Alfonso Ortega-S. [and others] --
handling white-tailed deer : exurban, suburban, and concrete environments / Jacob L. Bowman --
the way forward for white-tailed deer administration / Brian P. Murphy.

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This is marginal habitat for whitetails, where arboreal lichen has become an important source of nutrition (Latham, 2009). To the west in British Columbia, white-tailed deer have expanded northward and westward almost to the Pacific Ocean, with a population near the town of Hope in the extreme southwestern corner of the province (G. Kuzyk, British Columbia Ministry of Environment, personal communication). Most whitetailed deer in British Columbia occur in the southeast corner with highest densities along river corridors (Mowat and Kuzyk, 2009).

Analysis by age class of antlers from 501 male Key deer and 601 of their mainland counterparts in the Everglades (O. v. seminolus) showed Key deer antlers to be significantly smaller (Folk and Klimstra, 1991). It is not surprising that these island deer would be smaller because insular mammals, following a well-documented ecological pattern, typically adapt to a more efficient body size in response to chronically inadequate resources (Case, 1978; Brisbin and Lenarz, 1984). Few genetic studies have been done on Key deer.

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