Today on the show we’re joined by Kip Adams of the Quality Deer Management Association to discuss the current state of whitetails in North America and how things have changed over the last year.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– Kips high level impressions on if the whitetail situation in North America is better, worse or about the same as it was in early 2015

– Was the reduction in deer harvest/population over recent years a crash or a correction?

– Some agencies reduced bag limits and antlerless opportunity in 2015 to try and boost populations, did these work?

– How we as individual hunters/managers can be better stewards of our local deer herds

– The latest trends related to the age structure of deer harvest across the US

– How state game agencies estimate deer harvests

– What the greatest challenges facing deer/deer hunters in 2016

– Where things stand with deer disease issues in NA

– The declining number wildlife enforcement officers

– Update on public access on state lands for deer hunters

– Should other non-hunting users pay for access to public lands?

– Changes in fawn recruitment rate nationally, and what that means for average hunters

– And much, much more!

Show notes, resources, links:

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