Potential for Game Ranching in Boreal Aspen Forests of Western Canada
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CitationTelfer, E. S., & Scotter, G. W. (1975). Potential for game ranching in boreal aspen forests of western Canada. Journal of Range Management, 28(3), 172-180.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractPortions of western Canada, which include the boreal mixedwood, aspen parklands, lower foothills, and the montane forest regions, contain large expanses of aspen. These regions are favorable for consideration as game ranching areas because of a shallow snow cover, productive soils, variety of vegetative types, and a variety of native wild ungulates, including bison (Bison bison), moose (Alces alces), elk (Cervus canadensis), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), and white-tailed deer (O. virginianus). Those parameters discussed, which are relevant to game ranching, include range carrying capacity, sex ratio, management during winter, scale of operation, interspecific competition, and behavioral intolerance, disease and parasites, harvesting, and multiple use management.