Deer Plentiful Again in Arkansas August 14, 2014 Arkansas

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Deer abundant in Arkansas, but not evenly distributed August 20, 2014 Magnolia Reporter 
... Before 1998, the goal was to have more deer in the state, and hunters went after male deer, the bucks. The buck-doe ratio became badly skewed... in some area hunters complained that they were seeing 12, 15, even 20 does for every buck they spotted.  In 1998 under the prodding of Witt Stephens, an AGFC commissioner at the time, the three-point rule was established. This meant only a buck with at least three points on one side of its antlers could be taken legally by hunters...


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