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RM-RN-304: Nutritive value of mule deer forages on ponderosa pine summer range in Arizona


Urness, P. J.; Neff, D. J.; Watkins, R. K. 1975. Nutritive value of mule deer forages on ponderosa pine summer range in Arizona. Res. Note RM-RN-304. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p.

Chemical analyses and apparent in vitro dry matter digestibilities were obtained for mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) forages appearing in monthly diets. Relative values among individual forage species were calculated based upon nutrient contents and percentage composition in the diet. These data provide land managers with the means to more precisely assess some impacts of vegetation management practices upon mule deer habitat, and to aid in designing habitat improvements.

Keywords: mule deer, nutritive values, forages, summer range, Odocoileus hemionus


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Title: RM-RN-304: Nutritive value of mule deer forages on ponderosa pine summer range in Arizona
Electronic Publish Date: August 29, 2012
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August 29, 2012

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