Investigation of anatomical anomalies in Hanford Site mule deer

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Rocky Mountain mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus), common residents of the Hanford Site, are an important part of the shrub-steppe ecosystem as well as being valued for aesthetics and hunting. Because mule deer have been protected from hunting on the Site for 50 years, the herd has developed unique population characteristics, including a large number of old animals and males with either large or atypically developed antlers, in contrast to other herds in the semi-arid regions of the Northwest. Hanford Site mule deer have been studied since 1991 because of the herd`s unique nature and high degree of public interest. ... continued below

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Tiller, B.L.; Cadwell, L.L. & Poston, T.M. March 1, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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Rocky Mountain mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus), common residents of the Hanford Site, are an important part of the shrub-steppe ecosystem as well as being valued for aesthetics and hunting. Because mule deer have been protected from hunting on the Site for 50 years, the herd has developed unique population characteristics, including a large number of old animals and males with either large or atypically developed antlers, in contrast to other herds in the semi-arid regions of the Northwest. Hanford Site mule deer have been studied since 1991 because of the herd`s unique nature and high degree of public interest. A special study of the mule deer herd was initiated in 1993 after observations were made of a relatively large number of male deer with atypical, velvet-covered antlers. This report specifically describes our analyses of adult male deer found on the Site with atypical antlers. The report includes estimates of population densities and composition; home ranges, habitat uses, and dietary habits; natural and human-induced causes of mortality; and the herd`s overall health and reproductive status.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97052357

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  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1997

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  • Other: DE97052357
  • Report No.: PNNL--11518
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/477717 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 477717
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680317

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Tiller, B.L.; Cadwell, L.L. & Poston, T.M. Investigation of anatomical anomalies in Hanford Site mule deer, report, March 1, 1997; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680317/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.