Arkansas's Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: October 13-17 October 12, 2012

Arkansas Deer Population and Management News Archive

During the last few decades, does were protected during most of the deer season because biologists needed the population to increase to a sustainable number.... now that Arkansas is home to roughly 1 million deer, the management strategy needs to change to keep the population healthy... High amounts of does also impact the rut, causing it to be long and drawn out with little competition between bucks for breeding and many fawns born in late summer. These late-born fawns have decreased survival rates because they are born when temperatures are extreme and vegetation is less palatable....

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