STP625: Guidelines for Field Evaluations of Repellents to Control Deer Damage to Reforestation

    Campbell, DL
    Wildlife biologist and project leader, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Olympia, Wash.

    Evans, J
    Wildlife biologist and project leader, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Olympia, Wash.

    Pages: 6    Published: Jan 1977


    Abstract

    A repellent evaluation process used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a research program directed at reducing browsing damage to regenerating Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) by black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) in the Pacific Northwest is reviewed. Several methods of repellent testing to control deer damage to commercially valuable trees are being used in the United States. Our procedures to assess deer damage and efficacy of candidate repellents could be used in most of these evaluations to provide uniform data for comparisons of materials and aid in registration of deer repellents needed by land managers.

    Keywords:

    vertebrate pest control, black-tailed deer damage, deer testing methods, deer repellent evaluation


    Paper ID: STP27064S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.17

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27064S


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