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By David Hewitt, B&C Professional Member Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a malady of the deer family. This disease is caused by a natural protein in the deer’s body called a prion. Prion proteins can misfold, giving the protein a different conformation that makes it resistant to being broken...
By David Hewitt, B&C Professional Member The distribution of elk in North America is primarily in mountains, northern parklands, prairies, and high deserts where winter can be severe. Deep snows, poor quality forage, and cold temperatures can be a hardship for elk, especially when elk are...
By Carl D. Mitchell (Wildlife Biologist, retired) and R. Terry Bowyer (Professional Member, Boone and Crockett Club) Managing game populations subject to predation has long been a topic of research, discussion, and dissension. Predation and predator-prey relationships are complex ecological...
Implications for Reintroduction and Conservation By Jericho C. Whiting (Senior Wildlife Biologist, Gonzales-Stoller Surveillance) and R. Terry Bowyer (Professional Member, Boone and Crockett Club) Populations of bighorn sheep, which once numbered in the thousands, have declined markedly since the...
Aaron Foley - Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville Randy DeYoung - Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville From a tree-stand, a hunter observes a 10-point, 130-inch Boone and Crockett score white-tailed deer walking...
By Stephen Webb (Biostatistics Specialist, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation) and Ken Gee (Wildlife Research Specialist, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation) White-tailed deer bucks seek receptive does during the rut but their strategies are only now becoming clear as a result of new technology...
David Hewitt, Boone and Crockett Club Professional Member Eric Rominger, Boone and Crockett Club Professional Member Big game species in North America have fascinating survival strategies and few are more interesting than the mountain caribou of the Pacific Northwest. Mountain caribou live in a...
By Valerius Geist, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary; Boone and Crockett Club Professional Member "Managing with the rifle", a conception which arose in Europe at the turn of the 20th century, contained the notion that the culling of the "unfit" was a genetic...
Kelley M. Stewart, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada Reno R. Terry Bowyer,Professional Member Boone and Crockett Club Big game animals have more complex interactions with their environments than many of us realize and large mammals, such as elk, have far reaching effects on ecosystems. Both...
By David Hewitt, Boone and Crockett Club Professional Member It is an axiom that management for trophy deer, sheep, and goats requires management for older males because antler and horn size increase with age. For example, antlers continue to increase in size each year until white-tailed deer bucks...

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