Statewide survey shows deer hunters managing more for quality than in the past December 10, 2015 North Carolina

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... they’re proportionally tagging more does and fewer bucks each season, according to a survey of 22,500 hunters by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.  In theory, the harvest trends should lead to a more-balanced, healthier herd with more big bucks ... Biologists point to 20 percent as a goal for the number of bucks that should be killed before the peak of the breeding season ...

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