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White-tailed deer density estimates across the eastern United States, 2008

map of white-tailed deer estimates

In 2008, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) developed a map of white-tailed deer density with information obtained from state wildlife agencies. The map contains information from 2001 to 2005, with noticeable changes since the development of the first deer density map made by QDMA in 2001. The University of Minnesota, Forest Ecosystem Health Lab and the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service-Northern Research Station have digitized the deer density map to provide information on the status and trends of forest health across the eastern United States.

The QDMA spatial map depicting deer density (deer per square mile) was digitized across the eastern United States. Estimates of deer density were: White = rare, absent, or urban area with unknown population, Green = less than 15 deer per square mile, Yellow = 15 to 30 deer per square mile, Orange = 30 to 40 deer per square mile, or Red = greater than 45 deer per square mile. These categories represent coarse deer density levels as identified in the QDMA report in 2009 and should not be used to represent current or future deer densities across the study region.

Sponsorship: Quality Deer Management Association; US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service-Northern Research Station; Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Authors
Walters, Brian F.
(ORCID)
Woodall, Christopher W.
(ORCID)
Russell, Matthew B.
(ORCID)
Product Type
Dataset
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Eastern United States
Temporal Coverage
2001-01-01/2005-12-31
Publisher
University of Minnesota
Contact Name
Russell, Matthew B.
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Preferred Dataset Citation
Walters, Brian F.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Russell, Matthew B.. (2016). White-tailed deer density estimates across the eastern United States, 2008. Retrieved from the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota, http://dx.doi.org/10.13020/D6G014.
Primary Article

Quality Deer Management Association. 2009. QDMA Whitetail Report, 2009. Bogart, GA. 68 pp.

License
Funding Source(s)
U.S. Forest Service
Dataset DOI (digital object identifier)
10.13020/D6G014
Modified Date
2018-09-27
Release Date
2018-06-08
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