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Wildlife and forestry research
Learn about wildlife and forestry research
For more information on white-tailed deer research, contact:
Dan Storm
Ungulate research ecologist

Deer research literature

Wisconsin's dedication to deer research [PDF]
Investing in Wisconsin's whitetails [PDF]
Wisconsin Deer Research Studies 2010-2011 Annual Report [PDF]
Wisconsin Deer Research Studies 2011-2012 Annual Report [PDF]
Wisconsin Deer Research Studies 2013-2014 Annual Report [PDF]

Buck Mortality Study Literature

Anderson, R. G., and C. K. Nielsen. 2002. Modified Stephenson trap for capturing deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:606-608.

Caughley, G. 1974. Interpretation of age ratios. Journal of Wildlife Management 38:557-562.

Ditchkoff, S. S., E. R. Welch, Jr., R. L. Lochmiller, R. E. Masters, and W. R. Starry. 2001. Age-specific causes of mortality among male white-tailed deer support mate-competition theory. Journal of Wildlife Management 65:552-559.

Fuller, T. K. 1990. Dynamics of a declining white-tailed deer population in north-central Minnesota. Wildlife Monograph 110:1-37.

Heisey, D. M., and T. K. Fuller. 1985. Evaluation of survival and cause-specific mortality rates using telemetry data. Journal of Wildlife Management 49:666-674.

Hiller, T. L., J. Pusateri Burroughs, H. Campa, III, M. K. Cosgrove, B. A. Rudolph, and A. J. Tyre. 2010. Sex-age selectivity and correlates of capture for winte-trapped white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:564-572.

Jacques, C. N., J. A. Jenks, C. S. DePerno, J. D. Sievers, T. W. Grovenburg, T. J. Brinkman, C. C. Swanson, and B. A. Stillings. 2009. Evaluating Ungulate Mortality Associated with Helicopter Net Gun Captures in the Northern Great Plains. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:1282-1291.

Jacques, C. N., T. R. Van Deelen, W. H. Hall, Jr., K. J. Martin, and K. C. VerCauteren. 2010. Evaluating how hunters see and react to telemetry collars on white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: In Press.

Nelson, M. E., and D. L. Mech. 1986. Mortality of white-tailed deer in northeastern Minnesota. Journal of Wildlife Management 50:691-698.

Severinghaus, C. W. 1949. Tooth development and wear as a criteria of age in white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 13:195-216.

Van Deelen, T. R., H. Campa III, J. B. Haufler, and P. D. Thompson. 1997. Mortality patterns of white-tailed deer in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Journal of Wildlife Management 61:903-910.

Van Deelen, T. R., B. J. Dhuey, C. N. Jacques, R. E. Rolley, and D. K. Warnke. 2010. Effects of special antlerless-only seasons on Wisconsin's deer harvests. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: In Press.

Webb, S. L., D. G. Hewitt, and M. W. Hellickson. 2007. Scale of management for mature male white-tailed deer as influenced by home range and movements. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:1507-1512.

Whitlaw, H. A., W. B. Ballard, D. L. Sabine, S. J. Young, R. A. Jenkins, and G. J. Forbes. 1998. Survival and cause-specific mortality rates of adult white-tailed deer in New Brunswick. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:1335-1341.

Predation and Fawn Recruitment Study Literature

Andelt, W. F., J. G. Kie, F. F. Knowlton, and K. Cardwell. 1987. Variation in coyote diets associated with season and successional changes in vegetation. Journal of Wildlife Management 51:273-277.

Carroll, B. K., and D. L. Brown. 1977. Factors affecting neonatal fawn survival in southern-central Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 41:63-69.

Carstensen Powell, M., and G. D. DelGiudice. 2005. Birth, morphological, and blood characteristics of free-ranging white-tailed deer neonates. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41:171-183.

Carstensen Powell, M., G. D. DelGiudice, and B. A. Sampson. 2003. Using doe behavior and vaginal-implant transmitters to capture neonate white-tailed deer in north-central Minnesota. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:634-641.

Cook, R. S., M. White, D. O. Trainer, and W. C. Glazener. 1971. Mortality of young white-tailed deer fawns in south Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 35:47-56.

Diefenbach, D. R., C. O. Kochanny, J. K. Vreeland, and B. D. Wallingford. 2003. Evaluation of an expandable, breakaway radiocollar for white-tailed deer fawns. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:756-761.

Hamlin, K. L., S. J. Riley, D. Pyrah, A. R. Dood, and R. J. Mackie. 1984. Relationships among mule deer fawn mortality, coyotes, and alternate prey species during summer. Journal of Wildlife Management 48:489-499.

Harrison, D. J., and J. A. Harrison. 1984. Foods of adult Maine coyotes and their known-aged pups. Journal of Wildlife Management 48:922-926.

Hiller, T. L., H. Campa, III, S. R. Winterstein, and B. A. Rudolph. 2007. Survival and space use of fawn white-tailed deer in southern Michigan. American Midland Nauralist 159:403-412.

Holzman, S., M. J. Conroy, and J. Pickering. 1992. Home range, movements, and habitat use of coyotes in southcentral Georgia. Journal of Wildlife Management 56:139-146.

Huegel, C. N., R. B. Dahlgren, and H. L. Gladfelter. 1985. Mortality of white-tailed deer in south-central Iowa. Journal of Wildlife Management 49:377-380.

Marston, M. A. 1942. Winter relations of bobcats to white-tailed deer in Maine. Journal of Wildlife Management 6:328-337.

Nelson, T. A., and A. Woolf. 1985. Birth site and growth of deer fawns in southern Illinois. Journal of Wildlife Management 49:374-377.

Nelson, T. A., and A. Woolf. 1987. Mortality of white-tailed deer fawns in southern Illinois. Journal of Wildlife Management 51:326-329.

Ozoga, J. J., and L. J. Verme. 1982. Predation by black bears on newborn white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy 63:695-696.

Ozoga, J. J., and L. J. Verme. 1985. Determining fetus age in live white-tailed does by X-ray. Journal of Wildlife Management 49:372-374.

Piccolo, B. P., T. R. Van Deelen, K. Hollis-Etter, D. R. Etter, R. E. Warner, and C. Anchor. 2010. Behavior and survival of white-tailed deer neonates in two suburban forest preserves. Canadian Journal of Zoology 88:487-495.

Pusateri Burroughs, J., H. Campa, III, S. R. Winterstein, B. A. Rudolph, and W. E. Moritz. 2006. Cause-specific mortality and survival of white-tailed deer fawns in southwestern Lower Michigan. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:743-751.

Ricca, M. A., R. G. Anthony, D. H. Jackson, and S. A. Wolfe. 2002. Survival of Columbian white-tailed deer in western Oregon. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:1255-1266.

Rohm, J. H., C. K. Nielsen, and A. Woolf. 2007. Survival of white-tailed deer fawns in southern Illinois. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:851-860.

Saalfeld, S. T., and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2007. Survival of neonatal white-tailed deer in an exurban population. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:940-944.

Sams, M. G., R. L. Lochmiller, C. W. Qualls, Jr., D. M. Leslie, Jr., and M. E. Payton. 1996. Physiological correlates of neonatal mortality in an overpopulated herd of white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy 77:179-190.

Vreeland, J. K., D. R. Diefenbach, and B. D. Wallingford. 2004. Survival rates, mortality causes, and habitats of Pennsylvania white-tailed deer fawns. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:542-553.

Windberg, L. A., and C. D. Mitchell. 1990. Winter diets of coyotes in relation to prey abundance in southern Texas. Journal of Mammalogy 71:439-447.

In the news

  • Green Bay Press Gazette. 9 June 2012. "DNR project studies fawn predation." Contributing Writer: Pat Durkin
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 11 September 2011. "Ear-tagged deer are legal game." Contributing Writer: Paul Smith.
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 11 September 2011. "Two study areas in the state produce
  • varying deer data." Contributing Writer: Paul Smith.
  • The Bee. 7 July 2011. "Researchers learning impact of predators on deer herd."
  • Contributing Writer: Eric Knudson.
  • Wisconsin Outdoor News 18(12):1,6. 2011. "Fawn capture and tagging study continues." Contributing Writer: Dan Hansen.
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 28 May 2011. "Study tracks fawn survival and mortality."
  • Contributing Writer: Paul Smith.
  • Central Wisconsin Sports. 29 May 2011. "Outdoors Feature: Fawns Are Easier to
  • Tackle: Deer Research Project Phase II." Contributing Writer: Scott Stankowski.
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 10 May 2011. "Locating new fawns is next
  • step in deer research project; volunteers needed."
  • Central Wisconsin Sports. 12 April 2011. "Outdoors Feature: Tackling the state's
  • whitetail research project. Contributing Writer: Scott Stankowski.
  • Barron News-Shield. 4 March 2011. "Researchers wrestling with whitetail population study. Contributing Writer: Luke Klink.
  • Northland Adventures. 25 February 2011. "At last off the ground." Contributing Writer: Dave Carlson.
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 26 February 2011. "Deer projects will examine state's herd." Contributing Writer: Paul Smith.
  • Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. 26 January 2011. "Deer Research Effort Volunteers
  • Needed."
  • Wisconsin Outdoor News. 24 January 2011. "WI DNR Researchers Studying Causes of Deer Predation." Contributing Writer: Dan Hansen.
  • Great Northern Outdoors. 21 January 2011. "Keep eye on sky for flying deer."
  • Contributing Writer: Dave Carlson.
  • The Outdoor Wire. 28 September 2010. "Union Sportsmen's Alliance Boots on Ground
  • Conservation Program Provides Critical Manpower."
  • Midwest Hunting Online Hunting Show. July 2010. "Impacts of harvest and predation on
  • survival and recruitment of white-tailed deer."
  • Appleton Post Crescent. 25 July 2010. "Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans
  • $2 million in deer studies."
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 14 March 2010. "Wisconsin to Study Predator
  • Impacts on Deer."
  • The Monroe Times. 1 July 2010. "Volunteers needed for deer research effort." Contributing Writer: Lee Fahrney.
  • Shawano Leader. 25 July 2010. "Meeting looks at deer research in works for Shawano, Waupaca counties."
  • Wisconsin Outdoor News. 22 July 2010. "Wanted: Deer hunters to aid in research." Contributing Writer: Lee Fahrney
  • Wisconsin State Journal . 13 April 2010. "The Deer Hunters - What toll do wolves, bears and other predators take on deer herds?" Contributing Writer: Ron Seely
  • Last revised: Friday May 31 2019