Influence of Age and Sex on Dressed-Whole Body Weight Relationships in Black-Tailed Deer
Weckerly, Floyd W.
Jones, Rick L.
McCullough, Dale R.
California Fish and Game
Relationships of dressed and whole body weights were evaluated among age-sex categories in 54 female and 46 male black-tailed deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus. Using model selection techniques we found that regressions between dressed and whole body weight differed between the sexes and among age categories. Dressed-whole body weight relationships varied among female and male age categories and between the sexes. Dressed-whole body weight relationships should be site- and season-specific to obtain unbiased estimates of whole body weight because of season, geographic variation in morphology, and nutritional state.
black-tailed deer, odocoileus hemionus columbianus, dressed-whole body weight relationships, Biology
Jones, R. L., Weckerly, F. W., & McCullough, D. R. (2008). Influence of age and sex on dressed–whole weight relationships in a California black-tailed deer population. California Fish and Game, 94(3), pp. 137-142.