Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - White-tailed Deer Winter Range
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
WTDeerWinterRange is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing winter range for White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Colorado. Winter Range is defined as that part of the range of a population where 90% of the individuals are located during the average five winters out of ten from the first heavy snowfall to spring green-up, or during a site-specific period of winter as defined for each Game Management Unit (GMU). This information was derived from field personnel. A variety of data capture techniques were used including drawing on mylar overlays at 1:50,000 scale USGS county mapsheets and implementation of the SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard using stand-up, real-time digitizing at various scales (Cowardin, M., M. Flenner. March 2003. Maximizing Mapping Resources. GeoWorld 16(3):32-35).