History shows us many pitfalls in scientific deer management May 10, 2012 Wisconsin

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History shows us many pitfalls in scientific deer management May 10, 2012 Wisconsin, DeerandDeerHunting.com
...Since 1936, reports had been coming in of a population explosion ... At first, most deer hunters refused to acknowledge the problem. Less than 20 years earlier, conservationists had pressed for deer hunting limits and wolf eradiction ... In 1942 ... the governor called upon Aldo Leopold ... told writer Gordon MacQuarrie. “The real problem is one of human management.” ,,, Leopold advised ,,, that hunters be allowed to shoot does rather than bucks; this would bring herd numbers down quickly and improve buck-to-doe ratios.,, 

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