Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
This study presents an analysis of automobile accidents involving white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in South Dakota. Accident data were analyzed from 1993-1997, then compared to data collected during 1965. Data reveals that car-deer accidents are increasing in South Dakota. Car-deer accidents were analyzed based on spatial and temporal perspectives. The locations of these accidents were mapped. Certain high-risk patterns emerged based on the geography of the area. Patterns also emerged based on the time in which these accidents occurred. Methods pertaining to the reduction of car-deer accidents are discussed in regard to deer management and particular methods employed to reduce car-deer accidents.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Traffic safety and wildlife -- South Dakota Deer -- South Dakota Traffic accidents -- South Dakota
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Heaton, Tyrell J., "Car-Deer Accidents in South Dakota : A Geographical Analysis" (1999). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 640.