White-tailed Deer Preferences and Hunter Success under Various Grazing Systems
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CitationReardon, P. O., Merrill, L. B., & Taylor Jr, C. A. (1978). White-tailed deer preferences and hunter success under various grazing systems. Journal of Range Management, 31(1), 40-42.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractPreferences of white-tailed deer to various grazing management systems now being tested at the Texas A&M University Agricultural Research Station, Sonora, were evaluated on the basis of deer density and economic returns from hunting. Hunter success was evaluated on the basis of several factors. White-tailed deer definitely preferred a rangeland grazed under a system which included a systematic rotational deferment, and the more frequent the deferment the higher the preference. Hunter success was directly related to deer density, time during the season hunted, brush management, and type of grazing system utilized. Results from this study indicates that good livestock grazing management can also be good big-game range management.