Observations were made on the behavior of a captive herd of Rocky Mountain mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus). Comparisons in general behavior patterns were made between captive and wild deer. Similar behavior was exhibited by captive and wild deer. Captive deer (as well as other species) may be useful for study of certain behavioral aspects of their wild counterparts.
Halford, Douglas K.; Arthur, W. John III; and Alldredge, A. William
"Observations of captive Rocky Mountain mule deer behavior,"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 47
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol47/iss1/11