White-tailed Deer Research

Study Areas

Map of study areas

Two different study areas reflect the need to represent the diverse habitats in Missouri.

Four Ozark counties

  • Douglas
  • Howell
  • Texas
  • Wright

Four Northwest counties

  • Andrew
  • DeKalb
  • Gentry
  • Nodaway

These are contrasting areas with regards to amount of public land, habitat cover (ex: forest, agriculture, pasture), and harvest regulations, which can impact deer survival and movement.