Survival rates and causes of mortality for black-tailed deer and mule deer in Oregon.
January 2013 - June 2015
- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Both black-tailed deer and mule deer provide important hunting opportunities and associated economic benefits to the state of Oregon. Perceived declines in both species have highlighted the need for a better understanding of the factors affecting population dynamics of these species in Oregon. Long-term data collection on black-tailed deer in southwestern Oregon and mule deer in eastern Oregon has resulted in extensive telemetry data set for a large number of individuals over 6-7 years. This project seeks to analyze these retrospective data to gain a better understanding of the factors influencing survival, home range size and movements of black-tailed deer in southwestern Oregon and mule deer in eastern Oregon.
|Schuyler, E.M., K.M. Dugger, and D.H. Jackson. 2018. Effects of Distribution, Behavior, and Climate on Mule Deer Survival. Journal of Wildlife Management 000:000-000, DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21558
|Theses and Dissertations
|Mulligan, E. M. 2015. Survival rates and cause-specific mortality for mule deer in South-Central Oregon. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 87pp.
|Groot, K. A. 2015. Historic survival rates and cause-specific mortality for Columbian Black-tailed deer in Southwest Oregon. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, 93pp.