Today on the show we’re discussing the current state of whitetails in North America, if our whitetail herds are in trouble, and what the potential solutions are. Joining us to provide some expert insight is Kip Adams, certified wildlife biologist and Director of Education and Outreach for the Quality Deer Management Association. This episode is fascinating and important for all hunters to hear, so tune in and stick around.
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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:
– Kip Adams’ diagnosis of the state of whitetails in North America right now
– What a few things are that Kip believes are positive trends in the whitetail world
– What Kip believes are concerning trends in the whitetail world
– What the 10 year trend shows regarding buck and doe harvest across the country
– Why Kip says “The Midwest is falling off the table.”
– Which state’s buck harvest has gone down 43% over the past 10 years
– What challenges are facing deer herds across the country and what Kip believes is causing many of the deer population declines
– Why Kip is particularly concerned about habitat loss and how it’s effecting deer
– Whether or not it’s the agencies fault for declining deer herds
– Thoughts on how hunters can get more involved in the process of managing deer herds
– Insight into the risks that disease poses for deer
– How predators are impacting deer populations
– More information on the National Deer Alliance
– Details regarding the 2015 North American Deer Summit
– And much, much more
Show Notes, Resources, Links:
– Click this link to check out the Whitetail Reports that we discussed
– Be sure to look into attending the North American Deer Summit
– As we mentioned, the National Deer Alliance is going to be working to address a number of the issues we discussed today. If you haven’t yet, click this link to learn more and to become a member –> National Deer Alliance
-To learn more about the Quality Deer Management Association, visit QDMA.com
– Also be sure to follow along with my co-host Dan’s other adventures at The Nine Finger Chronicles
– If you haven’t yet, head to our podcast page to listen to our other episodes
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