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Deer are associated with many habitat types, but typically seek out forest openings in treed environments and tall shrub thickets or hedgerows in open grasslands. Deer also show a preference for growing and harvested grain fields in agricultural areas.

References & Credits

Data Sources

Data collected by ABMI.

Photo Credits

Photos: TBD

Recommended Citation

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. 2020. Deer (Odocoileus). ABMI Website: abmi.ca/home/data-analytics/biobrowser-home/species-profile?tsn=180697.

Additional ABMI Resources

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. 2016. ABMI Species Website Manual, Version: 2016-12-02. Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, Alberta, Canada. Report available at: abmi.ca.

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. 2014. Manual for Species Modeling and Intactness, Version 2014-09-25. Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, Alberta, Canada. Report available at: abmi.ca.

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. 2014. Terrestrial field data collection protocols (abridged version) 2016-05-18. Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, Alberta, Canada. Report available at: abmi.ca.

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Deer are large herbivores found at all times of the year throughout Alberta, especially in the Grassland, Parkland and Boreal Forest Natural Regions.

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With a preference for forest edges and openings, Deer can tolerate habitat alteration that create early successional habitat, such as forest harvesting, and are well adapted to human settings such as agricultural and rural residential areas.  

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Deer are found throughout Alberta but are most common in the southern Boreal Forest, Parkland, and Grassland Natural Regions.

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