White-tailed deer population dynamics as influenced by deer density and nutrition in southern Texas NS Cook - 2014

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... My objectives were to analyze white-tailed deer population dynamics as influenced by deer density and nutrition, model the population dynamics on simulated 20.2 km2 pastures in order to analyze the effects on trophy buck ... In south Texas's highly variable nutritive environment, monitoring for a decrease in mature deer body mass was the first indicator of density-dependence available to managers. Nutrition is clearly limiting in the south Texas landscape, as improving the nutritive state with enhanced nutrition resulted in improved performance in individual deer and their population dynamics...



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