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Week 3 notes FWF 317 001
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Anna Ingleburger on Tuesday February 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FWF 317 001 at University of Tennessee - Knoxville taught by Richard J Strange (P) in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Princ Wildlife/Fisheries Mgmt in Agriculture and Forestry at University of Tennessee - Knoxville.
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Date Created: 02/09/16
Quiz Tuesday, February 2, 12:36 PM *Why are there 3 units of deer management in TN? For better wildlife management due to varying herd sizes and quality How many units? 3 *What unit is Knox Co. in? B 3 main deer seasons Archery, Muzzleloader,and big gun Legal buck 1 point >/= 3" Antlerless w/o 1 point >/= 3" Can you harvest an albino deer? No *Permit needed to hunt antlerless w/o sportsman or landowner exemption 0-94 What color must you wear to deer hunt during gun season? Blaze orange *How much blaze orange? 500 SQ. IN Can a 12 yr old who has completed the Hunter safety course with all the right licensures hunt with a gun alone? No Week 3 Tuesday, February 2, 12:03 PM • Video Notes ○ QDMA- science applied Quality deer management association ○ 6.5- 7.5 yrs= full antler potential ○ After 7.5- antlers decline ○ 98% prob. That they will survive to 2 years old if not shot ○ 4.5- 85% prob. Of living unless shot • 4 H's ******* ○ Herd management Harvest more does to reach a 1:1 ratio of the sexes □ 1:1= male: female Dead deer don’t grow ○ Herd monitoring Keep records Check stations ○ Habitat management Burn Food plots Bush hog ○ Hunter management Set limits Regulation • QDM ○ Allow yearlings to walk ○ Harvest does ○ Actively manage the habitat ○ keep detailed records on deer observed and killed • We have the most influence over age and nutrition in management • Age is arguably the most important factor ○ It affects social behavior ○ Maintain a hierarchy • 80% of bucks harvestedare 1.5 yrs old**** • Max skeletal growth at 2.5****** • Peak weight at 4.5-5.5***** • 6.5-7.5 peak antler growth • Deer are born mostly in June • How to made qdm work Cooperation ○ Cooperation ○ Deer trek a sq. mile= 640 acres • Habitat below carrying capacity= more bucks and fawns in general • Jan- dec what are deer eating?? ○ Fall- hard mast; acorns(carbs) □ Fat reserves browse • Rut ○ 24-36hrs to breed does You miss it, you wait a month ○ QDM improves peak rut • Carrying capacity- biological ○ The max # of individuals a given space can support over an extended period of time • 3 cornerstones of wildlife management ○ Wildlife ○ Habitat ○ People ○ For deer greatest threat People • Deer pop ○ Good habitat= pop grow 33%/ yr • Social carrying capacity- "cultural" ○ Max # of deer ppl will tolerate • Regulate yourself into a corner • Politics emotions and biology don’t mix •
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