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State Updates:  Each representative gave overview of accomplishments in 2006.  See full account of updates in Appendix A.

Illinois (Schauber), Iowa (Clark), Michigan (Riley, Campa),  Nebraska (Hygnstrom and Vercauteren), Wisconsin (Mathews)

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Six papers were identified for preparation.  Of these, 4 were outlined with major questions and data sources identified (see attachment).  Lead authors were identified.

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During 2006, the following members will serve as leaders:  Scott Hygnstrom (chair), Shawn Riley (vice-chair), Kurt Vercauteren (secretary).

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All participants attended a half day field trip to DeSoto where Scott’s students presented overviews of their research and lead us on a tour of their study area.

Key Discussions:

Papers to be outlined at this meeting and lead authors:

PAPER #1: Home range sizes of white-tailed deer relative to landscape composition:  A regional comparison (Leads:  Eric, Josh, Jon)

Key Questions:

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How do doe home ranges vary with landscape complexity (habitat patch density, edge density, landscape diversity, road density, % cover type, # landowners by type – public or private)?

Predictions:  Forest/wooded patch density – inverse

  Edge density –  inverse

  Patch size - direct

  Road density - inverse

  Landscape diversity - inverse

  Contagion - non – linear

# landowners

% cover type

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How do doe home ranges vary with deer density (based on state

DNR estimates), harvest intensity.

Data source: UTM, VHF, Visual

Data Fields needed:  date, time, ID, gender, age (FYA), data source, habitat type

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