Who’s Breeding Whom? - Part II

Mississippi State University “Who’s Breeding Whom” StudyDrs. Randy DeYoung and Stephen Demarais examined buck breeding success in three separate deer...
Mississippi State University “Who’s Breeding Whom” StudyDrs. Randy DeYoung and Stephen Demarais examined buck breeding success in three separate deer populations in three different states. All three deer populations were managed differently in order to achieve different goals. Combined, these three deer management philosophies represent nearly the entire spectrum of white-tailed deer management across the U.S.The deer herd in Mississippi was on a public hunting area where “traditional” deer management was the goal. In this herd, the adult sex ratio...
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WHO’S BREEDING WHOM? - Part I

How many times have you heard an old timer say, “The biggest bucks do the most breeding”? They usually follow...
How many times have you heard an old timer say, “The biggest bucks do the most breeding”? They usually follow with the statement, “It’s nature’s way to insure the fittest survive.” Although the above may be true for some deer species, it is clearly not true with regard to white-tailed deer!My article in the last week addressed deer stocking and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TWPD) Trap, Transplant, and Translocate (TTT) program. I highlighted the results of two studies...
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