Metadata for Deer Population Management Units - Montana
Identification Information:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 2001
Title: Deer Population Management Units - Montana
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage:

Areas used to define deer population objectives and monitor deer population status. Parameters important to managing deer populations are trends in population size, fawn recruitment, natural mortality of fawns and adults, hunter harvest rates, and age structure.
Purpose: Display and/or analysis of deer populations.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 2001
Currentness reference: publication date
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes. This data set is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to the accuracy or completeness of this data set and assumes no responsibility for the suitability of this data set for a particular purpose. FWP will not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of errors in this data set.
Point of contact:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 6th Ave E
Helena, MT 59601

Telephone: 406-444-5365

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Data Quality Information:
Source information:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 12/21/1993
Title: Montana Climax Vegetation
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana State Library
Online linkage:

Process step:
Deer/elk hunting districts were grouped/dissolved based on area of overlap with climax vegetation class.
Process date: Unknown
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Polygon
ESRI feature count: 6
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Montana_FIPS_2500
Grid coordinate system name: State Plane Coordinate System
SPCS zone identifier: 2500
Lambert conformal conic:
Standard parallel: 45.000000
Standard parallel: 49.000000
Longitude of central meridian: -109.500000
Latitude of projection origin: 44.250000
False easting: 600000.000000
False northing: 0.000000
Planar distance units: meters
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222
Altitude system definition:
Altitude resolution: 1.000000
Altitude encoding method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: deerPopMgmtUnits
Entity count: 6

Attribute label: PMU
Attribute definition: Population Management Unit Name

Attribute label: FID
Attribute definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: Shape
Attribute definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute label: ACRES
Attribute definition: Area of PMU in acres.
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Distribution Information:
Resource description: Downloadable Data

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI shapefile
Transfer size: 0.617
Online option:
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 10/31/2012
Metadata contact:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0700

Telephone: 406-444-5365

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