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study of the life history and food habits of mule deer in California

Joseph S. Dixon

study of the life history and food habits of mule deer in California

by Joseph S. Dixon

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Published by California State Printing Office in Sacramento .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mule deer.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesLife history and food habits of mule deer in California.
    Statementby Joseph S. Dixon.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination146 p. :
    Number of Pages146
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14190308M

    Mule deer and black-tailed deer (collectively called mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus) are icons of the American West. They are distributed throughout western North America from the coastal islands of Alaska, down the West Coast to southern Baja Mexico and from the northern border of the Mexican state of Zacatecas, up through the Great Plains to the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta. Only the underside of the white-tailed deer’s tail is white, while the mule deer’s tail is all-white with a black tip and is much smaller. In addition, mule deer do not flash their tails in alarm. Mule deer range from 3 to feet ( to 1 meter) tall at the shoulder, to 7 .

    Ensuring the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat. Learn more. Member Information Call: () Become an MDF Life Member; California News For More Information • California Grizzly Island Bull Elk Tag. Southern Mule Deer take residence in Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties. Inyo, Kern & Mono counties are prime habitat for the Inyo Mule Deer.. Burro Mule Deer habitat straddles the California-Arizona border, as the subspecies inhabits Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.. Fish & Game Officials concede that the easiest way for hunters to identify the subspecies of California.

    “A study of the life history and food habits of mule deer in California.” California Fish and Game 20(3): and 20(4): Grinnell, Joseph Review of the recent mammal fauna of California. Univ. of Calif. Publications in Zoology 40(2): , Univ. of California Press, Berkeley. Grinnell, J. and Storer, T. I.   Food is extremely important in deer hunting. Food is at the center of everything — even the rut. It’s that important. So when we’re trying to stick a big deer, we have to take into account their feeding habits. 1. They Are “Concentrate Selectors” This not only applies to big deer but all deer.


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Study of the life history and food habits of mule deer in California by Joseph S. Dixon Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Study of the Life History and Food Habits of Mule Deer in California: A Contribution from the Wildlife Division, United States National Park Service Joseph Scattergood Dixon State Print. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dixon, Joseph S.

(Joseph Scattergood), Study of the life history and food habits of mule deer in California. Joseph Dixon studied the food habits of California deer in different regions of the state and reported that antelope bitterbrush was very important to mule deer in northeastern California; thus the management of antelope bit- A study of the life history and food habits of mule deer in California.

Calif. Fish and Game Generally, the California mule deer has a preference for hill terrain, especially an oak woodland habitat. It is a browser and typically takes over 90% of its diet from shrubs and leaves and the balance from grasses. Diet and behavior. California mule deer usually Class: Mammalia.

Winter Food Habits of Mule Deer in the Central Interior of British Columbia, by M.J. Waterhouse, H.M. Armleder and R.J. Dawson.

BC MOF Res. Note # Contacts For more information, please contact any of the authors: Michaela Waterhouse () Harold Armleder (). Mule deer hunting can be a pleasant and fun thing to do for the hunters.

With proper knowledge and guide, you can get the best out of the whitetail deer and mule deer hunting. Mule Deer Behavior and Hunting Tips to Follow. Mule deer have some difference in behavior with the other deer like whitetails. So, hunting them should have some.

Mule deer are a large species of deer that live in North America. While they look like their relative, the whitetail deer, this species lives mostly in the western United States.

You can differentiate them from their whitetail cousin by looking at their ears. These deer have large ears, which look very much like those of a mule. Mule deer eat on average 22 grams of dry plant matter per kilogram of body mass.

This means a 68 kilogram deer would consume kilograms ( pounds) per day. Due to the inevitability of shortages in food resources during winter; their metabolism slows to compensate for the lack of calorie intake. Black-tailed deer are a member of the mule deer family and found across the Pacific Northwest of North America.

Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Order Artiodactyla Family Cervidae Subfamily Capreolinae Genus Odocoileus Species O.

hemionus Scientific Name Odocoileus hemionus columbianus Quick Information Also known as Blacktail deer. Unlike the related white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), which is found through most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains and in the valleys of the Rocky Mountains from Idaho and Wyoming northward, mule deer are only found on the western Great Plains, in the Rocky Mountains, in the United States southwest, and on the West Coast of North America.

Now we’re seeing hunters in Washington State and Oregon planting green fields for blacktailed deer. We also have some hunters in the West planting green fields for mule deer.

Mule deer travel more than whitetails do, but the muleys still like something green to eat. The hunters who have planted BioLogic are reporting good success with feeding different types of deer. There are several different subspecies of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionius) in North America classified based on their geographical desert mule deer (O.h.

crooki) is located as far south as central Mexico, whereas the most well known, the Rocky Mountain mule deer (O.h. hemionus), is located as far north as Alberta Canada and as far west as Nebraska. The deer's cautious nature is apparent when you consider that they never sleep in the same bed twice.

This prevents predators from keying in on the deer's scent and waiting for the deer to return. In addition, deer do not sleep for long periods of time. Rather, they are in somewhat of a semi-sleep state--always alert of their surroundings. much about mule deer foods and cover, but more remains to be learned.

For example, we have learned that cover is not a simple matter; the amelioration that vegetation and topography provide under highly variable weather conditions is a key aspect of mule deer well being.

Mule deer have basic life history requirements that weave a. STUDY AREAS Mule deer faecal pellets were collected in the Cariboo Region from seven winter ranges that are typical of the Central Interior of BC. Uneven-aged Douglas-fir is Winter Food Habits of Mule Deer in the Central Interior of British Columbia, by M.J.

Waterhouse, H.M. Armleder and R.J. Dawson. BC MOF Res. Note # Most western states have the majority of their mule deer seasons in early October, for the simple fact that it is the toughest time of year to hunt them.

You can allow more hunters in the field, and you will have lower success rates. Allowing hunting any other time of the year is a death sentence to the mule deer.

INTRODUCTION 2 HABITATGUIDELINESFORMULEDEER-COLORADOPLATEAUECOREGION M uleandblack-taileddeer(collectivelycalled muledeer,Odocoileushemionus)areiconsofthe lynoanimalrepresents.

Scientific name: Odocoileus hemionus Classification: Big game mammal Size: Weight: lbs., Length with tail: ", Shoulder height: " Life Span: years in the wild Description: The Mule Deer has large ears (like those of a mule) and tan to reddish brown fur in summer, grayish brown in winter with a white rump patch and a narrow black-tipped tail.

_This is an excerpt from Hunting Editor Andrew McKean's book, How to Hunt Everything, which is available here. Keep an eye out for more species and how to hunt them here on the Hunting blog._ It's a wonder there are any mule deer left alive.

Nearly everything about these magnificent open-country creatures courts their demise. Instead of ducking into cover, when startled they tend to run a. Deer grow to maturity in this unit, as it is extremely remote and inaccessible (except foot) in many areas. A " buck is not unheard of.

The state record archery typical mule deer is from this unit (" net) #3 non-typical is from this unit as well at " net. The book was so compelling that the PBS television series, Nature, reenacted the story in an episode titled, My Life as a Turkey.

It won an Emmy for outstanding nature programming. This April 1 st marks the release of his latest book, Touching the Wild: Living with the Mule Deer of Deadman Gulch. This time Hutto is irresistibly drawn to become.

Soon, however, the deer will feed uphill to a place where they can bed for the morning, chew their cud and watch the world go by. They almost always bed looking downhill. By watching the deer settle down and waiting until mid-morning when the thermals turn and flow up-slope, a hunter can make his move and come in from above the bedded bucks.separates the ranges of Black-tailed and Mule deer, particularly in winter.

Where their ranges meet, these two subspecies will interbreed. As a result, deer in some intermediate valleys have hybrid characteristics. LIFE HISTORY During most of the year Black-tailed and Mule deer travel alone or in small groups, but Mule Deer some-times form.