Purposeful wanderings: mate search strategies of male white-tailed deer 2015

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Purposeful wanderings: mate search strategies of male white-tailed deer AM Foley, RW DeYoung, DG Hewitt, MW Hellickson… - Journal of Mammalogy, 2015
... During peak rut, 1 year olds had the lowest movement rates and rates were similar in 2- and ≥ 3-year-old males. However, most 2 year-old males exhibited Levy walks, an efficient search strategy when resources are rare. One-year-old males may not have exerted high effort, whereas most 2 year olds used a different strategy because of competition or lack of experience...


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