180 trail cameras were also deployed in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and Big Cypress National Preserve. In the South Florida Deer Project the trail cameras, in combination with the marked deer, are a key component in developing a monitoring method to estimate deer densities. Cameras were placed in systematic grids representing all major habitats, hydrological conditions and hunting levels within the study area. camera data provide information on how deer use different habitats between dry and wet seasons, or fawning and breeding seasons. This type of data will provide the basis for models that predict the effects that changes in hydrology or habitat improvements will have on deer abundances.
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