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Whitetail Deer

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SCIENCE BLASTS By John F. Organ, B&C Professional Member Graduate student Elizabeth Orning collared cougars in 2013 in northeast Oregon as part of the ODFW wolf monitoring program. Excerpt from Spring 2018 issue of Fair Chase Wildlife managers and hunter-conservationists have long been...
SCIENCE BLASTS By John F. Organ, B&C Professional Member Excerpt from Spring 2017 issue of Fair Chase Whitetail deer management in eastern North America has had its share of controversy since restoration programs began more than a century ago. Protected deer populations quickly responded to 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...
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By Kevin L. Monteith (B&C Official Measurer), Jonathan A. Jenks (Distinguished Professor, South Dakota State University), R. Terry Bowyer (B&C Professional Member) Although only one subspecies of white-tailed deer ( O. v. dacotensis ) inhabits South Dakota, deer occupying the Black Hills of...
By Steve Côté In most instances, a confrontation between a white-tailed deer and a black bear would be decided in favor of the bear. Dr. Steve Côté , a scientist with the Université Laval in Quebec, has indentified a situation which defies this conventional wisdom. Dr. Côté and his colleagues have...
By David G. Hewitt, B&C Club Professional Member The rut can be a particularly exciting time to be afield. Bucks and bulls have one thing on their mind. The intense focus on breeding dramatically changes their behavior. Bachelor groups break up, feeding becomes a distraction, and being...
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The World's Record non-typical whitetail is a "picked up" trophy and is owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Missouri produces numerous world-class whitetail deer, but it wasn't until fall 1981 that the state acquired bragging rights to the world's record non-typical whitetail (...
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Saskatchewan hunter Milo N. Hanson harvested the World's Record typical whitetail deer in 1992 . . . on his own land. Working long days as a grain and cattle farmer in Biggar , Saskatchewan, Milo N. Hanson doesn't have the time or money to hunt all over the continent. Then again he hasn’t had to...
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The major features that make up a B&C score for a whitetail deer are: F - main beam length, G - point lengths, H - circumferences, and D - Inside Spread (not shown). The Boone and Crockett Club recognizes two categories of whitetail deer. The larger and the more familiar to most of us is the...

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