Biologist doesn't worry about six-deer bag limit in South Arkansas July 12, 2012 Arkansas

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Biologist doesn't worry about six-deer bag limit in South Arkansas July 12, 2012 Arkansas, Magnoliareporter
... At that time [1977], the prevalent belief among Arkansas deer hunters was that they should not shoot does -- female deer. The idea was ingrained from years of Arkansas building its deer populations from the dismal low points early in the last century. Many of the deer clubs gradually accepted what wildlife biologists were preaching. A balanced buck-doe ratio was best for good deer herds... “Last season we had some counties down here with deer harvests of about 50-50 bucks and does.” [Charles Self, wildlife biologist] ... 


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