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

Oregon Project


Survival rates and causes of mortality for black-tailed deer and mule deer in Oregon.

January 2013 - June 2015


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • 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.

Research Publications Publication Date
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 2018-08-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Groot, K.A., K.M. Dugger, and D.H. Jackson. 2014. THE EFFECTS OF MIGRATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL VARIATION ON SURVIVAL RATES AND CAUSE-SPECIFIC MORTALITY FOR COLUMBIAN BLACK-TAILED DEER IN OREGON. 21st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, October 25-30, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA. 2014-10-25
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
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. 2015-06-30
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. 2015-12-31