Balanced deer herd takes time and perseverance November 15, 2014 New York

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Balanced deer herd takes time and perseverance November 15, 2014 New York, The Albany Herald
... Populations with a history of heavy buck-only harvest will be heavily skewed toward does... . Does in an unbalanced herd will have to ‘recycle. and be bred over a two- to three-month period or even longer.” ...  Bucks that have to participate in a prolonged rut ... must use their energy recovering from the previous rut, instead of developing bigger bodies and antler ... This is important because of the timing of fawn births. If a fawn is born 4 or 6 weeks earlier, its chances of surviving and developing to its potential are much improved...


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