Mortality of radio-collared mule deer fawns on the Hanford Reservation by William D. Steigers

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  • Mule deer -- Washington (State) -- Hanford Site -- Mortality

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Statementprincipal investigator William D. Steigers.
ContributionsPacific Northwest Laboratory.
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Paginationiii, 35, [2], 2 leaves ;
Number of Pages35
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Fawns approximately 60 days old or older. Total mortality was 14 out of 26 radio-instrumented fawns. Predation by coyotes (Canis latrans) accounted for 10 of the losses.

Drowning caused 3 deaths, and circulatory collapse accounted for 1 death. Combined fawn mortality was 54%. High variability in averageCited by: Hanford Site mule deer have been studied since because of the herd`s unique nature and high degree of public interest.

A special study of the mule deer herd was initiated in after observations were made of a relatively large number of male deer with atypical, velvet-covered by: 4. @article{osti_, title = {Analysis of radionuclide concentrations and movement patterns of Hanford-site mule deer}, author = {Eberhardt, L E and Hanson, E E and Cadwell, L L}, abstractNote = {From throughthe movements of 37 radio-collared mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) were monitored for periods of 3 to 17 months on the Handord Site in southcentral Washington.

The purpose of the study was to learn both movements and causes of mortality of fawns months of age. Adults are involved and studied as well. GPS collars that also emit a VHF frequency were used to monitor the deer. There were two methods to getting the collars on the fawns.

The first involved collaring adult does in the winter. I used known-fate data for adult female radio-collared mule deer to estimate monthly survival rates and to investigate a variety of factors that might affect these rates including seasonal distribution, temporal effects (seasonal, annual, and trends across season and year), movement behavior, and climatic covariates on differing : Elizabeth M.

Mulligan. Probability of fawn survival was ± SD for the first 8 months of life from to and did not differ among capture years (P = ). The most common known cause of mortality was predation.

Having a longer body length at birth reduced the risk of fawn death for 0 - 7 day postpartum period. Members of larger litters had a higher risk. Overall fawn mortality was high (%), especially during the 1st half of the summer (%).

Coyote predation caused % of all identified fawn mortalities. Twin fawns had a risk of dying mule deer habitat use and fawn production; T Research experiments are proposed that will evaluate the contributions of predation vs. habitat quantity and quality to high fawn mortality rates. Severe winters also impact mule deer numbers.

When the effects of a severe winter would be catastrophic for the deer population, CPW distributes pelletized feed at feeding stations. In the winter ofColorado launched the largest winter feed - ing program in the U.S., a $4 million opera - tion.

In spite of this effort, fawn mortality. Survival and behavior of radio-collared Mule Deer fawns during summers,in the Missouri River Breaks, Montana. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 59 p. Mule Deer Moms Rescue Other Fawns Date: Source: University of Alberta Summary: An intriguing study of mule deer and whitetail deer showed that both species responded to the recorded.

Of the radio-collared mule deer does being monitored across the state, 92 percent were alive through Ap and 98 percent of the collared elk cows survived. Biologists will report a.

Snort One Up: The first snort-wheeze I ever heard came from a mule deer buck along Colorado’s Front Range. I jumped at the sound and the sight of the bristled, stiff-legged buck displaying to another buck. You can employ this call anywhere in mule deer country to make a buck march closer or peek out of cover.

I just read the article about mule deer. I have a cabin in Northern New Mexico and have spend more time watching mule deer than working on the cabin. Every minute is bliss. I saw a buck feeding with a doe and two fawns for 30 mintues.

At one point he pushed one of the fawns with his hoof and then the two fawns lay down under a juniper. Mule deer lack front teeth; they just have a hard palate.

Males grow forked antlers that have 8 to 10 points and spread as much as 4 feet ( m). Mule deer have very good night vision and can detect the movement of predators as far away as meters.

They have a sense of smell that is times the accuracy of the human sense of smell. The mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a deer indigenous to western North America; it is named for its ears, which are large like those of the subspecies of mule deer are grouped into the black-tailed deer.

Unlike the related white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), which is found through most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains and in the valleys of the Rocky Mountains.

Mule deer are a large species of deer that live in North America. While they look like their relative, the whitetail deer, this species lives mostly in the western United States.

You can differentiate them from their whitetail cousin by looking at their ears. These deer have large ears, which look very much like those of a mule. Survival Mule deer fawns were captured and radio-collared on 10 study areas (Table 2) across central and southern Idaho during December - January (n= ).

Five fawns died within 7 days WR PRdoc6 of capture and were removed from the data set. The Mule Deer is a class 6 deer. It can be hunted in the Parque Fernando and Silver Ridge Peaks.

1 Description 2 Features 3 Need Zone Times (Parque Fernando Schedule) 4 Integrity 5 Fur variants 6 Trivia and Patches The mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a species of deer named for its ears, which bear a resemblance to the large ears of a mule.

While native to Western North America, the mule. IDFG biologists collect various measurements on mule deer fawns such as; weight, chest girth, hind foot length, and body condition score. A radio collar is placed on the deer to provide animal. Quite simply, this book provides an honest blueprint for finding, hunting, and killing big mule deer.

That is not to say novice mule deer hunters won’t find this book useful. All mule deer abide by the biology and habits described in this book, and techniques for big deer will put you within gun range of a lot of average-sized bucks as s:   By 31 July, 74% of the sick/starve mortality and 75% of the predation mortality had taken place, with 76% of mortality from all sources occurring by this date.

Mean fawn weights at capture were different among years (P = ). A Wyoming study attempting to understand the mule deer population decline in the southwestern part of the state has found a new killer of fawns — adenovirus hemorrhagic disease, or.

Three Mule Deer | Pixabay Image. They are brownish-gray in color with a white patch on their behind and a small white tail. Mule deer are typically 3 to feet at the shoulder and measure to 7 feet long with a 5 to 8 inch tail.

Males are called bucks. Females are does. Babies are fawns. Mule deer can weigh to pounds. Mule deer. a mule deer fawn, montana, usa - mule deer stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images.

mule deer buck late november, sevier county, utah - mule deer stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images. Grazing mule deer buck in forest clearing at the Grand Canyon Odocoileus hemionus Kaibab Plateau North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park Arizona USA.

Identifying Features. Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) are easy to identify due to their large mule-like are brownish-gray in color, have a white rump patch and a small white tail with a black tip. The male deer grow antlers during the summer and fall and shed them each spring.

in mule deer declines is the introduction of non-na-tive vegetation, which adversely affects native ecosys-tems and is usually of less nutritional value or often wholly unpalatable to mule deer and other wildlife.

Climatic changes, such as drought and severe winters, play a key role in declines in mule deer. We examined survival rates of mule deer (Odocoileus hemnionus) fawns (1 Jan May) and adult (21 yr old) females (1 Jun May) from Colorado, Idaho, and Montana to assess the influence of survival on population dynamics over a broad geographic area.

Survival rates were estimated from 1, radiocollared fawns and 1, radiocollared adult female-years. As a part of an ongoing study of the geographic spread and long term population effects of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in southwestern Saskatchewan, we captured and radio-collared female mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in the winter ofand and, in the subsequent spring, we captured their newborn fawns.

and Montana mule deer populations; (3) annual variation in overwinter fawn survival rates are related to fawn mass in early winter, sex of fawns, or both; (4) frequencies of proximal caus-es of overwinter fawn mortality were different among Colorado, Idaho, and Montana mule deer.

Best Buck Mule Deer Photo Contest, sponsored by Kryptek. robby denning; ; 7 8 9. Replies Views 15K. Today at PM. Elkfever. "Hunting Big Mule Deer" book is available for purchase. robby denning; ; 6 7 8. Replies Views 28K. robby denning. Show off some mulies. Mule34; ; 7. Gestation is defined as the length of time a bred doe carries a fawn before giving birth.

Touch or click on the state in the graphic above for peak rut dates. In the mountain states of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, northern Utah, northern Colorado and northern Nevada, the Rocky Mountain mule deer generally have the peak fawning period during the.

Cause-Specific Mortality during and of mule deer fawns by. three mammalian predators on the National Rifle AssociationWhittington.

Center, in northcentral New Mexico, USA. Mean age of mule deer fawns killed by three species of mammalian. About two years ago, ODFW started collaring female mule deer in the southern Blue Mountains as part of a multi-year study. The idea was to gather.

Mule Deer Facts for fun. The annual cycle of antler growth is regulated by changes in the length of the day. Mule deer females often give birth to two fawns, three fawns is also possible. If it is their first time having a baby they often only have one fawn.

Mule Deers antlers can growth as much as 1/2″ per day during spring and summer. Mule deer populations are also limited by predators such as mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats and black bears. The extent of this impact is variable and based on several factors: the availability of hiding and stalking cover in relation to feeding and resting areas, the quantity and distribution of alternate prey species and the quantity and.

Mule Deer occupy almost all types of habitat within thier range, yet they seem to prefer arid, open areas and rocky hillsides. Areas with bitterbrush and sagebrush provide common habitat.

Mature bucks tend to prefer rocky ridges for bedding grounds, while the doe and fawn is more likely to bed down in the open. BODY CONDITION OF RADIO-COLLARED MULE DEER WHILE INJURED AND FOLLOWING RECOVERY VERNON C. BLEICH,* THOMAS R. STEPHENSON,BECKY M. PIERCE, AND MORGAN J. WARNER Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Recovery Program, California Department of Fish and Game, West Line Street.

Balancing Act. In my opinion, the Boone and Crockett Barometer reflects a trend in Colorado’s mule deer herd health and management approach. Colorado has deer numbers that any other state would love to have, but for some (myself included) the current condition of mule deer herds in Colorado leaves something to be desired and is in a precarious state.

range each year they were monitored. Annual mortality rate from natural causes was 3 1 % and 13% for males and females, while hunter kill accounted for an annual rate of 19% and 2%, respectively. Cougar predation was the leading cause of all mortality. Key words: Cougar, migration, mortality, movements, mule deer, natural mortality, Oregon.

Gestation for mule deer is seven months, versus six and a half for white-tailed deer. Fawns Mule Deer vs White-tailed Deer – Fawns. Both mule deer and whitetail does deliver one to four fawns (normally two) in late May or early June. A doe will usually produce a single fawn the first year she gives birth and then produce twins in following years.MULE DEER MORTALITY FROM VARIOUS CAUSES W.

Leslie Robinette Retired Wildlife Research Biologist U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Present Address: So. Alkire St. Lakewood, Colo.

Abstract Evidence is presented that several Great Basin deer herds produced fall fawn crops of or more fawns per does before widespread use of the range.Mule deer and whitetails have a lot in common, after all, including DNA.

Distinguished big-game biologist Valerius Geist details the relationship in his book Mule Deer Country. Mule deer are recent newcomers to North America, with whitetails being the oldest deer species in the Western Hemisphere.

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