Shooting for quality deer August 5, 2011 Minnesota

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Shooting for quality deer  August 5, 2011 Minnesota, MarshallIndependent.com
A local chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association... is trying to change the way hunters go about harvesting deer in the area. ..., the organization is promoting adequate harvest of does and restraint in harvesting bucks to insure a healthy gender balance and percentage of mature bucks...."We're in a situation where we can't depreciate the male herd anymore," Knochenmus said. "You've got a few young bucks who spend all the time chasing many old does...
an ideal deer population should have about a third of all bucks at least 3 years old, and a ratio of bucks to does of 1-to-1 or 1-to-3....


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