Effects of nitrogen fertilization on the nutritional quality of mule deer winter forages
Winter mortality resulting from starvation has been a serious problem on mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) ranges throughout much of the western United States. Such losses have occurred in Colorado during recent years after snow concentrated animals on areas having inadequate food supplies. Associated with their interest in reducing starvation losses, the Colorado Game, Fish and Parks Division began testing fertilizer and 2, 4-D treatments to improve forage conditions on winter feeding sites used by mule deer in Middle Park, Colorado. This study undertook to determine how nitrogen treatments ...
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