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Migration routes of mule deer in the Izzenhood herd, Nevada

Metadata Updated: July 6, 2024

Mule deer in the Izzenhood herd are part of a larger population known in Nevada as the “Area 6” mule deer population. They primarily reside on winter ranges in the Izzenhood Basin and upper Rock Creek drainages in western Elko County and northern Lander County. From their winter range, mule deer in this sub population migrate approximately 70 miles to summer ranges in the northern Independence Mountains and Bull Run Basin area. Some of the most important stopover areas are located near upper Rock Creek, Toe Jam Mountain, and Chicken Creek Summit. Challenges to this deer herd include past wildfires on winter range, conversion of native shrub habitats to exotic annual grasses, and lower primary production in some stopover sites. These data provide the location of migration routes for mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in the Izzenhood herd, Nevada. They were developed from Brownian bridge movement models (Sawyer et al. 2009) using 87 migration sequences collected from a sample size of 35 animals comprising GPS locations collected every 1-25 hours.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
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Data Last Modified 20220827
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