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Deer Management

One of the most difficult things the deer manager to achieve is determining how many deer are on his land and the various methods you can use to come up with that figure. While all of the methods for counting deer work to some degree, some have definite advantages over others. Cameras can give what we feel might be the best estimate of total population size, but their use goes far beyond simply providing the number of deer.

It is important to know the age structure and average antler development of your buck population. The great thing about the bucks in the photos is that they cannot run away. You can study them as long as you want to estimate the age of the animal. If you are unsure, you can show the photos to others to get their opinions on age. Video permits you to re-run, play, pause and carefully examine a buck from many angles; what's more, the behaviour displayed can offer hints to age and social rank.

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