Culling may not be sound deer management November 14, 2015

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Albany Herald
... “Determining the cause of a free-ranging buck’s antler ‘abnormality’ or ‘deficiency’ by looking at the live deer on the hoof is practically impossible,” Cook said. “Deer are subjected every day of their lives to many things that carry a potential impact on antler development. Injuries, drought, and poor habitat quality all can cause a buck’s antlers to develop abnormally. ,,

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