Understanding those deer sex ratios November 13, 2011 Vermont

Vermont Deer Population and Management News Archive

Understanding those deer sex ratios November 13, 2011 Vermont, Bennington Banner, Kip Adams is a certified wildlife biologist 

... the ratio of does to bucks in the woods is one indicator of how well the deer herd is being managed. The more balanced the sex ratio (the same number of does and bucks), the better. It may be impossible to get to 1:1, but well-managed deer herds will have fewer than two adult does per adult buck, or a ratio of less than 2:1... , from a biological perspective, a 3:1 ratio is heavily skewed and reflects poor management of the deer population


These articles have been reviewed for relevance and content.  Some links to the original article may no longer be active.

Related News and Information