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dc.contributor.authorMorgantini, L. E.
dc.contributor.authorHudson, R. J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T04:13:21Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T04:13:21Z
dc.date.issued1985-01-01
dc.identifier.citationMorgantini, L. E., & Hudson, R. J. (1985). Changes in diets of wapiti during a hunting season. Journal of Range Management, 38(1), 77-79.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3899339
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/645604
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to assess the impact of hunting on diets of a wapiti (Cervus elaphus) population in west-central Alberta, Canada. During special winter hunts, consumption of rough fescue (Festuca scabrella) decreased from 86.9% to 34.3%, while browsing increased. The contribution of wild rye (Elymus innovatus) and wheatgrass (Agropyron subsecundum), mostly growing in forested areas, increased 15-18%. After the hunting seasons, animals returned to the same diet they had selected previously. Browse had significantly higher crude protein contents, but lower dry matter digestibility than grasses. In spite of submaintenance crude protein contents of grasses, undisturbed wapiti appeared to prefer grazing to browsing.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectLeymus innovatus
dc.subjectFestuca altaica
dc.subjectAgropyron
dc.subjectfeeding habits
dc.subjectCervus elaphus
dc.subjectbrowsing
dc.titleChanges in Diets of Wapiti during a Hunting Season
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume38
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage77-79
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