Authors

D. F. Behrend

Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

1966

Description

"The objectives of this job were: (1) to document daily and seasonal patterns of distribution; (2) to examine the relationship of environmental variables to distribution patterns; (3) to document daily and seasonal activity patterns; (4) to examine the relationship of environmental variables to activity patterns; (5) to examine the nature of distribution and activity patterns in relation to physiological-psychological changes in the deer (as determined in other studies); (6) to observe activity and ranging of individuals and to relate these observations to general patterns; (7) to observe social behavior and to relate it to seasonal patterns; (8) to observe the response of deer to human disturbance and to relate changes in this response to seasonal patterns."

Project Title

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Investigations in the Central Adirondack Mountains

Comments

"A separate report, Behavior Of White-tailed Deer In An Adirondack Forest, was prepared. It contains details of procedures and findings. The behavior of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus borealis, Miller) was studied on a 15,000-acre forest in the Adirondack Mountains from June, 1963 through February, 1966. Distribution and activity were investigated by counts of 2h-hour accumulations of tracks on forest roads, and activity, ranging, social behavior, aquatic feeding behavior, and response to human disturbance were studied by observation of deer along roadsides and lakeshores."

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