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Main Title Characteristics and migration patterns of mule deer on the Nevada test site /
Author Giles, Kenneth R. ; Cooper, J.
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Author Title of a Work
Cooper, J. G.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA 600-4-85-030; DOE/DP/00539-054; DE-A108-76DP00539; AI08-76DP00539
Stock Number DE86-006957
OCLC Number 13104801
Subjects Mule deer. ; Deer--Nevada.
Additional Subjects Nevada Test Site ; Age Groups ; Deer ; Migration ; Population Dynamics ; Sex Ratio ; ERDA/510500
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-85-030 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/24/2018
NTIS  DE86006957 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 17 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
When NTS deer migrate, the majority of the animals stay within the confines of the NTS or the Nellis Bombing Range, and present little potential for radiation transport off the NTS. Also, the few deer that leave the NTS area do so during the winter when they cannot legally be hunted in Nevada. The one exception from the apparent migration pattern was a buck that was followed by telemetry until the end of April, when the animal could no longer be located, and was harvested the following fall in the Kawich Peak area about 120.9 km (75 mi.) northwest of the study area. The makeup of the deer herds on the NTS is quite different from that of deer in offsite areas. The large buck population indicates that an aged pristine herd exists on the NTS. In general, it should be noted that the deer populations are tied to the available water sources, although a vast area of excellent deer range is present but unavailable to the deer because of the lack of available water sources. This range condition has been maintained because of the periodic changes of available water due to construction activity, therefore resulting in a browsing rest rotation system. 11 refs., 5 figs. (ERA citation 11:020951)
Conducted under interagency agreement DE-4108-76DP00539 with the U.S. Dept. of Energy. "April 1985." "EPA 600-4-85-030." "DOE/DP/00539-054." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.