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Mortality and survival of white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus fawns on a north Atlantic coastal island

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Mortality and survival of white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus fawns on a north Atlantic coastal island; 1998; Article; Journal; Wildlife Biology; Long, R.A.; O'Connell, A.F., Jr.; Harrison, D.J.

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Mortality and survival of white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus fawns (n=29) were studied from birth to 1 year of age during 1991-95 on Mount Desert Island (MDI), Maine where deer hunting is prohibited, coyotes Canis latrans have become recently established, and protected U. S. National Park lands are interspersed with private property. Rate of predator-caused mortality was 0.52, with coyote predation (n=8) accounting for at least 47% of mortalities from all causes (n=17). Mortality rate from drowning was 0.24 (n=3), and from vehicles was 0.14 (n=3). Of fawns radio-collared as neonates, 10 of 14 mortalities occurred during the first 2 months of life. Annual rate of fawn survival was 0.26. Survival rate from 6 months to 1 year was [...]

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