The Potential Whitetail Deer Habitat of Forest Cover Types in Eastern Tennessee
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The relationship between forest cover type and preferred whitetail deer browse in the shrub stratum was inspected. The effect of aspect and soil type on the portion of the shrub layer favored by deer also was examined. Aspect was the direction in which a slope was facing. Percent presence of the preferred deer browse species was used to rank forest cover types according to their potential deer habitat value. The study area was eastern Tennessee.