Today on the show we are joined by wildlife biologist Kip Adams of the Quality Deer Management Association and we’re discussing the 2017 state of the whitetail – including deer harvest numbers and trends from across the country, updates on important issues impacting deer and deer hunting, and the latest on diseases such as EHD and CWD.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

–  How Kip Adams’ 2016 hunting season went

– How Kip’s hunting camp has been able to produce large numbers of mature bucks in a heavily hunted area of Pennsylvania

– What’s new with the Quality Deer Management Association

– How well of a job are our wildlife agencies doing when it comes to managing deer populations and hunter relations

– The latest deer harvest numbers and trends and what they mean

– Was the recent deer harvest decline a serious concern or simply a course correction?

– What’s happening with fawn recruitment rates across the nation and why it’s concerning

– Habitat changes that are impacting deer

– How/why urban deer management is becoming a hot-button topic across the country

– The latest on EHD and CWD from the past year

– New thoughts on how to respond to CWD

– What do we really know about CWD

– And much, much more!

Show notes, resources, links:

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