Natural causes of white-tailed deer morbidity and mortality in New York State

Sophie Zhu, Elizabeth Buckles, Elizabeth Bunting, Kevin Hynes & Krysten Schuler
White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus are the most popular big game animal in the United States. Recreational harvest of these animals is a critical tool in population management, as well as an important financial resource for state economies and wildlife agencies. Thus, herd health evaluations can provide information to wildlife managers tasked with developing sustainable harvest practices while monitoring for emergent problems. The purpose of our study was to document causes of illness and natural mortality...
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