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Snowmobile Effects on Movements of White-tailed Deer: A Case-study

  • Ronald G. Eckstein, Thomas F. O'Brien, Orrin J. Rongstad (a1) and John G. Bollinger (a2)

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The effects of snowmobile traffic on the winter home-ranges, movements, and activity patterns, of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), were studied during two winters in northern Wisconsin. There were no significant differences in home-range size and habitat use of the Deer in areas with and without snowmobiling. However, snowmobiling caused some Deer to leave the immediate vicinity of the snowmobile trail. Deer were most affected when they were within 61 m of the snowmobile trail.

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Snowmobile Effects on Movements of White-tailed Deer: A Case-study

  • Ronald G. Eckstein, Thomas F. O'Brien, Orrin J. Rongstad (a1) and John G. Bollinger (a2)

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