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CitationBeasom, S. L., Hood, J. C., & Cain, J. R. (1981). The effect of strip width on helicopter censusing of deer. Journal of Range Management, 34(1), 36-37.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractEvaluation of the numbers of white-tailed deer observed in the first (inside) 50 m compared to the second (outside) 50 m strips from helicopter census transects on brush-covered rangelands in Texas revealed from 34-73% fewer animals in the latter. The average reduction of approximately 53% suggests that helicopter censuses yield density estimates about 25% low. Correction for these underestimates could lead to more efficient management of the resource as well as elevated income in areas commercializing hunting.