Efficacy of Wolfin to Repel Black-Tailed Deer
Abstract:Deer and elk provide many desirable recreational opportunities but also can cause severe conflicts with humans. Excluding them from agricultural resources or from roadways is desirable, but fencing is expensive. A chemical barrier would offer a feasible alternative to reduce damage caused by deer. A series of three tests was conducted to assess whether black-tailed deer avoided areas treated with Wolfin, a synthetic predator odor. Wolfin failed to repel deer during any of these trials. We conclude that Wolfin, as applied within this study, is unlikely to reduce problems caused by free-ranging deer. West. J. Appl. For. 16(4):182-186.
Keywords: Black-tailed deer; Odocoileus hemionus columbianus; Wolfin; chemical fence; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; predator odor; repellents
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: 1: College of Natural Resource Sciences, P.O. Box 64610 Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99161 2: United States Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/Wildlife Services/National Wildlife Research Center, 9730-B Lathrop Industrial Drive, Olympia, WA, 98512
Publication date: 2001-10-01
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