Wisconsin deer research studies annual report 2013-2014 [PDF] December 11, 2014

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Wisconsin deer research studies annual report 2013-2014 [PDF] December 11, 2014 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
... Fawn survival (to 6–7 months of age) was 44.8% and 57.8% in the northern forest and eastern farmland study areas, respectively.  Most fawn mortalities occurred during mid-May and June. Among mortality causes, predation (68.8%) and starvation (47.4%) were the
leading causes of mortality (6–7 month of age) in the northern forest and eastern farmland study areas, respectively.  Movements 30% and 55% of male deer (10–18 months old) dispersed in the northern forest (range: 1.5 – 22 miles) and eastern farmland (range: 1.0 – 20 miles) study areas, respectively.  Fall yearling male dispersal rates and distances were similar between study areas; however, spring dispersal in the northern forest study area occurred at ≤ 50% the rate of spring dispersal in the eastern farmland study area...


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