Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Pennsylvania
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Pennsylvania Project

Incorporating radio telemetry data in tag-return studies

August 2010 - May 2013


Participating Agencies

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission
White-tailed deer with radiocollar

White-tailed deer have been captured and either ear-tagged with reward tags or radio collars. Because capture occurs in winter (Jan-Apr) and harvest doesn't occur until autumn, mortality between capture and harvest is estimated from radio-collared deer. We are evaluating how these data can be combined to provide more accurate and precise estimates of harvest rates.

Research Publications Publication Date
Buderman, F. E., D. R. Diefenbach, M. J. Casalena, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford. 2014. Accounting for tagging-to-harvest mortality in a Brownie tag-recovery model by incorporating radio-telemetry data. Ecology and Evolution 4:1439-1450. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website March 2014
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Buderman, F. E. 2012. A joint Kaplan-Meier known-fate and Brownie tag-recovery model to estimate harvest and survival rates. M.S. Thesis, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. December 2012