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Influence of body mass and environmental conditions on winter mortality risk of a northern ungulate: Evidence for a late-winter survival bottleneck

Identifying limiting factors for animals with seasonally dynamic life histories sometimes requires understanding intra-annual periods of resource scarcity (e.g., Ashmole, 1963). For ungulates living in northern environments, winter is generally a period of negative energy budget when forage provides some … read more

Deer Survival Is Influenced By Many Factors Including Disease, Predation, Weather, And Hunter Harvest.

In the Upper Peninsula (UP), deer survival is especially influenced by winter food supply and cover. Research is needed to better understand the impact of predation on deer, while also determining how predation is influenced by winter weather and deer … read more

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