Southeast Deer Study Group 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Stakeholder-focused, Science-based, and Data-driven:

 The Gold Standard for the State Deer Management System?

Monday, February 19th

01:00 PM – 06:00 PM  Vendor & Poster Setup, Registration Open

03:00 PM – 05:00 PM  Committee Meeting

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM  Welcome Social in Crown Ballroom
Heavy Hors d'oeuvres provided

Tuesday, February 20th

08:00 AM – 10:20 AM  Plenary Session

Welcome and Introduction
James D. Kelly

Relevancy of Deer Management in the 21st Century
Steve Williams

Impact Thinking: Integrating Human Dimensions Insights into Deer Management
Shawn J. Riley

Population Modeling and Data Management for Proactive Deer Management
Paul M. Lukacs, J. Joshua Nowak

Linking Research and Management to Improve Decision Making
Duane R. Diefenbach

Thinking Broadly: Integrating Governance Principles into Deer Management
Patrick E. Lederle

Panel Discussion
Plenary Speakers

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM  Break

10:40 AM – 12:00 PM  Technical Session 1

A Summary: State Wildlife Agency Deer Program Goals, Plans, and Reviews
Kip P. Adams, Matt D. Ross, Brian P. Murphy

From the Inside Looking Out: Deer Audits from the Perspective of a State Deer Biologist
Gino J. D'Angelo

Science-based, Data-driven Deer Management Systems: The Mississippi Success Story
William T. McKinley, Phillip D. Jones, Stephen Demarais, Bronson K. Strickland, Jason Price, John Gruchy, Larry E. Castle

Blending Biological and Sociological Data to Gain Support to Improve Deer Management in North Carolina
Jonathan C. Shaw, V. Evin Stanford, Ryan T. Myers, David T. Sawyer, Bradley W. Howard, Christopher Serenari, Christopher D. Kreh, David T. Cobb

12:00 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch on your own

01:30 PM – 03:10 PM  Technical Session 2

Landscape-level Patterns in White-tailed Deer Fawn Survival in North America
*Tess M. Gingery, Duane R. Diefenbach, Bret D. Wallingford, Christopher S. Rosenberry

White-tailed Deer Neonate Survival in the Functional Absence of Predators
*Justin R. Dion, Jacob M. Haus, Joseph E. Rogerson, Jacob L. Bowman

Factors Influencing Survival Of Yearling Male White-tailed Deer In Delaware
*Jacob M. Haus, Joseph E. Rogerson, Jacob L. Bowman

Estimating Ecological Effects on Fawn Survival and Recruitment in South Florida
*Kristin N. Engebretsen, Michael J. Cherry, L. Mike Conner, Elina P. Garrison, Karl V. Miller, Richard B. Chandler

Results From Fifteen Years of Quality Deer Management at Ames Plantation
*James W. GeFellers, Allan E. Houston, Craig A. Harper

03:10 PM – 03:30 PM  Break

03:30 PM – 05:00 PM  Technical Session 3

Wildlife Cooperatives: A National Look at Programs, Acreages, and Involvement Levels
Matthew D. Ross, Kip P. Adams, Brian P. Murphy

Hunter Attitudes and Perceptions of Chronic Wasting Disease in Arkansas
Cory Gray, Jennifer R. Ballard, Don White, Jr., Christopher R. Middaugh

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Antler Point Restrictions to Achieve Management Goals
*Rebecca L. Cain, Brent A. Rudolph, David M. Williams, William F. Porter

The Wisconsin Deer Management Assistance Program: Developing Relationships One Landowner at a Time
Robert R. Nack, Robert H. Holsman, Ben Beardmore

05:00 PM – 12:00 AM Dinner on your own. Trolleys will run continuously from hotel to downtown until midnight.

07:00 PM – 10:00 PM  Light Social in Crown Ballroom
Snacks and drinks provided for those not going downtown.

Wednesday, February 21st

08:00 AM – 09:40 AM  Technical Session 4

Social Dominance Increases Pelleted Feed Consumption by White-tailed Deer in South Texas
*Emily H. Belser, David G. Hewitt, Timothy E. Fulbright, Charles A. DeYoung, Thomas W. Boutton, David B. Wester, Don A. Draeger

Effects of White-tailed Deer Density and Deer:feeder Ratio on Population Growth Rates
*Daniel B. Brown, Charles A. DeYoung, Timothy E. Fulbright, David G. Hewitt, Lindsey M. Phillips, Don A. Draeger

Effects of White-tailed Deer Density and Feeder Density on Antler Growth
*Ryan M. Rothstein, Charles A. DeYoung, David G. Hewitt, Timothy E. Fulbright, Lindsey M. Phillips, Don A. Draeger

While Males Fight, Females Choose: Male Phenotypic Quality Informs Female Mate Choice in Mammals
*Daniel L. Morina, Steve Demarais, Bronson K. Strickland, Jamie E. Larson

From The Bottom Up: Nutrients Influence Diet Selection in a Wild Ungulate
*Jacob L. Dykes, Bronson K. Strickland, Steve Demarais, Daniel B. Reynolds, Marcus A. Lashley

09:40 AM – 10:00 AM  Break

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Technical Session 5

How Do They Weather the Storm: White-tailed Deer Movement and Habitat Selection During Hurricane Irma
*Heather N. Abernathy-Conners, Daniel A. Crawford, Elina P. Garrison, Richard B. Chandler, Mike L. Conner, Karl V. Miller, Michael J. Cherry

Use of Passive Camera Grids to Monitor Activity Patterns of White-tailed Deer
*Michael T. Biggerstaff, Michael J. Cherry, L. Mike Conner, Richard B. Chandler, Charlie H. Killmaster, James T. Johnson, Karl V. Miller

The Role of Drought as a Predictor of Hemorrhagic Disease in the Eastern United States
*Sonja, A. Christensen, Mark G. Ruder, David M. Williams, William F. Porter, David E. Stallknecht

Understanding Hemorrhagic Disease: Are Maternal Antibodies Against EHDV Protective for Fawns?
Mark G. Ruder, Lorelei L. Clarke, Elizabeth W. Howerth, Clara Kienzle, Alinde Fojtik, Laura P. Hollander, David A. Osborn, Gino J. D’Angelo, Karl V. Miller, David E. Stallknecht

Evidence of Drought Impacts on White-tailed Deer in the Southeastern United States
William D. Gulsby, Stephen S. Ditchkoff, William N. Gray II, Christopher W. Cook

Environmental Influences on Ages Estimated from Tooth Replacement and Wear
Oscar Cortez Jr., Aaron M. Foley, David G. Hewitt, Charles A. DeYoung, Randy W. DeYoung, Matthew J. Schnupp

12:00 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch on your own

01:30 PM – 02:50 PM  Technical Session 6

Genetic Structure of Breeding-Pen, Enclosed, and Free-Range White-tailed Deer across Southcentral United States
*Jordan L. Youngmann, Steve Demarais, Randy W. DeYoung, Bronson K. Strickland, William T. McKinley, Christopher W. Cook, Johnathan Bordelon

Dam Mass and Litter Characteristics Affect Aging Fetal White-tailed Deer
*Daniel L. Morina, Steve Demarais, Bronson K. Strickland, Jamie E. Larson, Amy Blaylock

A Comparison of Survey Methods for White-tailed Deer
*Robert W. Baldwin, Jared T. Beaver, Todd M. Anderson, Matt Windsor, Miles R. Silman

Preliminary Development of an Unbaited Camera Survey Technique for Estimating Densities of White-tailed Deer
*James T. Johnson, Michael J. Cherry, Larry M. Conner, Brandon T. Rutledge, Charlie H. Killmaster, William D. Gulsby, Michael T. Biggerstaff, Richard B. Chandler, Karl V. Miller

02:50 PM – 03:10 PM  Break

03:10 PM – 05:00 PM  Technical Session 7

Buck, Doe, or Fawn? Factors Influencing Accuracy of Deer Classifications in Game Camera Images
Chad H. Newbolt, Stephen S. Ditchkoff

Development of a Biologically Centered Habitat Monitoring Technique: SPIDER Transect Method
Stacy L. Hines-Adams

Bias Correction of Ground-based Distance Sampling for Deer Density Estimation at Land Between the Lakes
Robert E. Kissell, Jr., Steve Bloemer, Frederick C. Fowler

Behavioral Response of White-tailed Deer to Coyote Predation Risk
William D. Gulsby, Michael J. Cherry, James T. Johnson, L. Mike Conner, Karl V. Miller

Reproductive Response of Coyotes to Intensive Control for Deer Management
John C. Kilgo, Christopher E. Shaw, Mark Vukovich, Michael J. Conroy, Charles Ruth

05:10 PM – 06:10 PM  Business Meeting in International Room

06:15 PM – 07:00 PM  Pre-Banquet Social

07:00 PM – 09:30 PM  Awards Banquet

International Room. Unless otherwise invited, SEDSG Committee only.
First author is presenter except where indicated.
*Student Presentation


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