An integrative approach to white-tailed deer management in Nova Scotia: Policy review and implementation

The objective of the proposed research is to develop a statistical analysis framework that provides a reliable profile of Nova Scotia’s white-tailed deer population based on deer related data sources. This project is to support improvements to deer management in Nova Scotia. Improved management and conservation of Nova Scotia’s most important big game species supports wildlife habitat conservation by NS DNR, but is also of importance to the forestry industry, and stakeholders such as the NS Federation of Anglers and Hunters, and the Fur Institute of Canada. Furthermore, the population monitoring framework developed will have important implications for management of other exploited large mammal populations.

Intern: 
Khurram Nadeem & Entao Chen
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Ying Zhang
Project Year: 
2014
Province: 
Nova Scotia
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