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Sem Wildlife Fisheries Sci

by: Emile Upton

Sem Wildlife Fisheries Sci WFS 512

Emile Upton
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Matthew Gray

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This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Emile Upton on Monday October 26, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to WFS 512 at University of Tennessee - Knoxville taught by Matthew Gray in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see /class/229839/wfs-512-university-of-tennessee-knoxville in Wildlife and Fisheries Science at University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

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Date Created: 10/26/15
me39sireviu h s cfAntierwii Restrictions in Quality Deer quot E M na ritr Michael McCord WF 512 Seminar April 2 2008 Outline Traditional Deer Management Introduction in Quality Deer Management QDM QDM in Tennessee Antler restrictions Limitations of antler restrictions Using body characteristics to age bucks Managing buck harvest with cameras Traditional Harvest Management Traditional deer management Hanest bucks protect does c Increass the population Deer densities have reached social carrying capacity in many places Doe hamest can control populatio owth What is QDM Management philosophy biological carrying capacity Improve sex ratio rImprove age structure Improve hunting experience quot Hunters landowners and managers all involved What is QDM Liberal doe harvest v Improves sex ratio n Reduces pressure on ha itat Limit buck harvest to mature deer n Improves age structure Natural browse Food Plots What is QDM QDM is not trophy management No cull bucks only young or mature bucks Larger antlers are not the goal but often a side effect QDM in Tennessee i In 1998 TN buck limit from 11 to 2 later raised back to 3 but no state antler regs a Quota permits for does then Unit L established 3 does day Certain WMAs establish antler restrictions 2003 point counts with spread restrictions Mature Buck Harvests Statewide 11 Buck Limit 2 3 Buck Limit Statewide Deer Harvest Regional and wm Hams Conlrlhullon 11 Buck Limit 2 3 Buck Limit Limiting the Buck Harvest Harvest Restrictions Lower buck limit 2 3 vs 11 Antler restrictions Point counts minimum 8 points Points and spread 4 on a side and outside ears Boone and Crockett gross score H Other antler characteristics Antler Restrictions Antler size depends on 7 Age Genetics Nutrition Antler size by age class is highly variable but increases generally with age Some antler characteristics correlate better with age Antler Restrictions Percent of bucks protected from harvest mes Plantation TN Percent pmmen Effect of Antler Restrictions Age structure of buck harvest at catoosa WMA 4007 Morgan Scott and Femress co TN Na antler restriction 4 Paints an a side Limitations Often not rstrictive enough Mississippi 7 Top endquot younger deer may be hansted Odd or broken antlers result in illegal mature deer Buck Fever and ground shrinkage The solution Use body characteristics as well as antlers Aging by body characteristics Neck thickness and jaw line Back and belly Muscle tone Trail Cameras Preseason camera scouting and census ID bucks by antlers Relative age by body through the scope Estimate doe numbers and set hanest goals C clusions Antler restrictions protect young bucks Antler size is regional manage likewise Use body cues to help determine age Liberal doe tags allow hunters to choose QD Trigger co rol is the key Online Resources Quality Deer Management Guidelines for Implementation Quality Deer Management Assoc H r Tennessee Wildlife Rsources Agency


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