Conservation Advisory, Extending Deer Season March 24, 2012 Alabama

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Conservation Advisory, Extending Deer Season March 24, 2012 Alabama, Wetumpka Herald

Dr. Strickland ... expressed ... concern about the impact of post-rut stress on the bucks should the season be extended. “We have to have sound biological data to make those decisions, ... The buck limit in place has already had a tremendous impact on the quality of deer harvested in this state. The largest amount of stress is post-rut stress and accounts for most of your buck mortality. I really believe extending the season into February is going to increase the post-rut stress and increase the mortality.”

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