Managing wildlife a science May 19, 2012 Missippipp

Mississippi Population Deer Population and Management News Archive

Managing wildlife a science May 19, 2012 Missippippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger 
Executive director Gilbert Rose [of Tara, 9000 acres for hunting and land conservation northwest of Vicksburg] ... "Three things make a quality deer: age, nutrition and genetics. The age and nutrition, you can control," said Rose... The age of the bucks at Tara is controlled by focusing on harvesting mature animals.... deer will eat pecans. He also points out, "hackberry is an underrated tree, it has a lot of wildlife value." ... Anywhere from 1.7 to two does for every buck is a good ratio ...

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