WHITE-TAILED DEER (ODOCOILEUS VIRGINIANUS) ON THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S OAK RIDGE RESERVATION: DATA ON ROAD-KILLED ANIMALS, 1969--1977

During nine years (1969--1977), 126 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) were killed by highway vehicles on the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge, Tennessee Reservation. Mortality was highest in the fall, and more males than females were killed among both fawns and adults. While traffic volume increased 8.2% annually, deer road-kills increased 43.8% annually. Increased road-kills were attributed primarily to an increase in the resident population.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    P. O. Box 2008
    Oak Ridge, TN  USA  37831

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Story, J D
    • Kitchings, J T
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM