"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."
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Investigations in the Central Adirondack Mountains
Behrend, D. F., "Correlation of white-tailed deer activity, distribution and behavior with climatic and other environmental factors" (1966). Adirondack Wildlife Research Project Reports Funded by the Pittman-Robertson Act. 6.