Economic Evaluation of Cattle and White-Tailed Deer Response to Aerial Spraying of Mixed Brush

Robert E. Whitson, Samuel L. Beasom, C. J. Scifres
1977 Journal of range management  
Highlight: The combined economic effects, based on returns for lease hunting of white-tailed deer in conjunction with lifestock production, were calculated following partial treatment (80% sprayed in alternating strips) and complete treatment of mixed brush in South Texas with aerial sprays of 2,4,5-T and picloram at 1 lb/acre. Both approaches were economically feasible based on a 10% discount rate over a 9-year projected treatment life, except when the brush was completely sprayed and cattle
more » ... ices were $0.255/1b. However, when cattle prices were less than $0.495/lb, partial treatment by aerial spraying was preferred, in an economic sense, since returns from lease hunting where 20% of the brush was left untreated for wildlife habitat more than compensated for reduced cattle returns.
doi:10.2307/3897473 fatcat:sckku2z5frbvhfe3opjf77yjz4