White-tailed Deer fawn risk from Gray Wolf predation during summer 2016

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White-tailed Deer fawn risk from Gray Wolf predation during summer
LD Mech, A Morris, S Barber-Meyer 2016 Minnesota, The Canadian Field-Naturalist [The link opens and downloads a PDF file]
    Little is known about how often various prey animals are at risk of predation by Gray Wolves (Canis lupus). We used a system to monitor the presence during the day of two radio-collared Gray Wolves within 2 km of a radio-collared White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) with a fawn or fawns in August 2013 in the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota. We concluded that the fawn or fawns were at risk of predation by at least one wolf at least daily.

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