Effects of Browse Rejuvenation on White-tailed Deer Diets and Nutrition

Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Title Effects of Browse Rejuvenation on White-tailed Deer Diets and Nutrition
 
Creator Fulbright, Timothy E.
Reynolds, J. Paul
Beasom, Samuel L.
 
Subject Acacia berlandieri; Acacia rigidula; blackbrush acacia; brush management; guajillo; habitat; roller chopping
 
Description We determined the effects of roller chopping (20% of a 1,000-acre area, once per year in separate strips to rejuvenate browse) on white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus Raf.) diet composition and nutritional indices in a guajillo (Acacia berlandieri Benth.) - and black brush acacia (Acacia rigidula Benth.) - community in Southern Texas. Browse comprised a greater percentage of deer diets in a control area than in the treated area during October 1986, but was similar in deer diets in the control and roller-chopped areas on other sampling dates. Femur marrow fat and kidney fat indices of deer from the roller-chopped and control areas were similar. Rumen crude protein of deer from the control area exceeded that of deer from the roller-chopped area. Based on our results, we suggest that the idea of browse rejuvenation improving deer nutrition should not be accepted as axiomatic without further testing.
 
Publisher Agricultural Consortium of Texas
 
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Date 2017-09-19
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/366
 
Source Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Vol 6 (1993); 41-48
0891-5466
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/366/336
 
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