Top-5 Factors Causing Deer Population Declines

Top-5 Factors Causing Deer Population Declines

Hunters throughout the whitetail’s range are complaining of declining deer populations. Not all hunters, of course, but enough to draw newspaper headlines, DNR deer management plan audits, and legislation aimed at growing deer herds. Are these declines real, and if so, what are the driving factors? We can look at current antlered buck harvests and compare them to buck harvests a decade ago to monitor the presence and degree of changes in herd size. Changes in buck harvest can be a good index to changes in the... read more

by Kip Adams on June 26, 2015 23 Comments

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