Robert L. Curtis, Jr.

The Influence Of Weather On Hunter-Deer Contacts In Western Virginia

The influence of weather factors on the number of hunter-deer contacts was investigated. Findings indicate that moderate rainfall contributes to an increase in deer sightings per hunter hour. An important aspect of modern deer herd management is the identification of and, ultimately, an expression of the relative importance of the many factors which influence the annual deer harvest. The influence of weather on deer harvest has been a subject of controversy for many years. Numerous investigators have recognized the importancc of weather as it affects deer activity (Hahn 1949; Barick 1952;...