THE VARIABILITY OF MORPHOMETRICAL ELEMENTS FEATURES COMMON DEER TROPHIES IN THE CATCHMENT GURGHIU
The stag (Cervus elaphus) is one of the most important species in our hunting ground areas. In the socio-economic context of our country, the common deer populations have a great significance taking into consideration both the financial benefits obtained by practicing hunting and its important niche role in the mountain and pre-mountain ecosystems. In present paper we have studied the variability of the morphometric characters of stag trophy at different ages. In order to achieve the proposed objectives, the carried out study analysed a number of 29 trophies.
The assessment of trophies was made by applying the CIC methodology and by respecting all rigors related to characters measuring and use of tools.
The data were statistically processed by calculating the variance, coefficient of variation and establishing the correlations between the morphometric characters and exposing the regression equations of these correlations.
Keywords: Cervus elaphu, variability, trophies of deer, morphometric characters, correlations
Cuvinte cheie: Cerb comun, variabilitate, trofee de cerb, caractere morfometrice, corelații