Deer Research

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Thomas V. (Tom) Dailey
Research Scientist I
Bobwhite conservation



Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

Ames Plantation Featured in Quality Whitetails, 11/23/2015

Five Things You Didnít Know about the AgResearch & Education Center at Ames Plantation, 10/6/2015


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Changing Animal Population 
In Tennessee, we're seeing changes in our animal population. Some species are moving in, but others are disappearing from our lands.


Recent Publications

Vertical transmission rates of Borrelia miyamotoi in Ixodes scapularis collected from white-tailed deer Han, S., C. Lubelczyk, G. J. Hickling, A. A. Belperrond, L. K. Bockenstedtd, and J. I. Tsao.  2019.  Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease.

Results from 15 years of Quality Deer Management at Ames Plantation.  GeFellers, J. W., A. E. Houston, and C. A. Harper.  2018.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group.

Rare osteochondroma associated with natural mortality of a wild white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  Kalb, M. M., D. L. Miller, M. K. Keel, and J. L. Bowman.  2018.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Using herbicide and prescribed fire to increase deer forage in Gulf Coastal Plain hardwood stands.  Turner, M. A., W. D. Gulsby, and C. A. Harper.  2018.  Proceedings Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting.

Evaluation of methods to increase deer forage and turkey brooding cover in Coastal Plain hardwood forests.  Turner, M.A., C. A. Harper, and W. D. Gulsby.  2018.  Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Impacts of cattle, deer, small mammals, and drought on the persistence of bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa Michx.) savanna remnants in Central Nebraska.  Granger, J. J., S. J. Rothenberger, D. S. Buckley, and J. M. Zobel.  2017.  Natural Areas Journal, 37(1):58-68.

Transovarial transmission rate and filial infection prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi from Ixodes scapularis collected from hunter-harvested white-tailed deer.  Han, S, C. Lubelczyk, G. J. Hickling, and J. I. Tsao.  2017.  Proceedings of the International Symposium on Tick-borne Pathogens and Disease, Vienna, Austria. September 2017.

Eight winter projects for better deer hunting.  Harper, C. A.  2017.  Quality Deer Management Association website.

Influence of soil nutrients on plant nutrition for white-tailed deer.  Harper, C. A., M. A. Lashley, J. S. Nanney, and B. K. Strickland.  2017.  Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

Modeling nutritional carrying capacity and summer forage distribution for deer in the Cumberland Mountains, Tennesse.  Nanney, J. S., C. A. Harper, D. A. Buehler, and G. E. Bates.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group, St. Louis, MO.

Current and spatially explicit capture-recapture analysis methods for infrared-triggered camera density estimation of white-tailed deer.  Beaver, J. T., C. A. Harper, L. I. Muller, P. S. Basinger, M. J. Goode, and F. T. van Manen.  2016.  Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 3:195-202.

Ames Plantationís quality deer management program: 14 years of progress.  GeFellers, J.W., and C. A. Harper.  2016.  Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society.