Abstract

Title:  Potential impact of liberalized regulations to promote spike buck harvest in Texas.
Author(s): Gore, H. G
Year: 1984
Abstract: Spike-antlered white-tailed buck deer (Odocoileus virginianud are common in Texas. Attempts to upgrade buck quality have focused attention on the removal of spikes from the herd. An evaluation of harvest data collected annually in Texas shows that spike bucks are essentially a product of deteriorated range conditions. Harvest regulations aimed at the systematic removal of spike-antlered bucks have been proposed as a solution for improving deer quality. Such regulations on a statewide scale have the potential of creating deer herd problems equal to or greater than spike-antlered bucks.

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