Evaluation of Bias in Antler Measurements of Harvested White-Tailed Deer on a South Texas Ranch

Charles A. DeYoung

Abstract


I evaluated bias in antler measurements of harvested white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianusl aged by the tooth replace-ment and wear method. Antler measurements of harvested deer were compared to measurements of randomly captured deer aged by the cementum annuli technique on a south Texas ranch. There was little difference in the antler measurements of har-vested versus captured deer.

Keywords


antlers; deer harvest; Odocoileus virginianus; white-tailed deer

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