- Bateman, Myrtle Cora
The Graduate School, University of Maine
The behavior of 11 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawns was observed in December, 1970, and in January, February, and March, 1971. Six of the deer were male and five were female; six were raised at the State game farm and five were reared by their does at Orono. One fawn was confined in each of four wooded pens (N), four absolute clear-cut pens (A), and three clear-cut pens with windbreaks (C). Commercial deer pellets were supplied ad libitum and environmental parameters measured. An attempt was made to determine the effects of weather conditions on food consumption and behavioral responses.