Patrick K. Murphy

The Monthly Availability And Use Of Browse Plants By Deer On A Bottomland Hardwood Area In Tensas Parish, Louisiana

The monthly availability and use of browse plants for food by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was studied from February 197\\ through January \\972 on Durango HuntingClub, a bottomland hardwood area in Tensas Parish, Louisiana. A modified version of the Aldous Deer Browse Survey Method was used to determine the monthly availability of all plants present and the actual use of these plants by deer. A total of 141 plant species and plant groups was 39 identified and studied. Eighty-one (57.4%) of the 141 plant species and groups were utilized to some extent by deer. The largest...