How Fast Can a Stand “Recover” From Hunting Pressure?

How Fast Can a Stand “Recover” From Hunting Pressure?

It’s simple: Deer respond negatively to hunting pressure. Their avoidance of heavily hunted areas is undeniable, as my graduate-level research at Auburn University documented. But exactly how long does it take for a specific stand site to “recover” from a hunter’s presence? We now have an idea.  In my study using GPS collars, I tracked the movements and home ranges of 37 bucks at Brosnan Forest, a 6,400-acre study site in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. My study focused on buck movements in... read more

by Clint McCoy on December 16, 2014 12 Comments

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