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  1. Thinning the herd is humane, not harvest

     

    Alabma concluded a two-day bowhunting harvest that would, it was hoped, thin a highly overpopulated deer population. The deer in Oak Mountain Park had moved from being attractive wild animals to the category of downright nuisance This year, encounters with the increasing bold whitetails compelled state wildlife officials to consider some method of limiting the size of the park's population.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006
  2. Quest for Nunavut muskox (Continued)

     

    As our team motors into a new area some 50 miles west of Cambridge Bay, muskoxen are seen dispersing in the distance. Glassing with Nakashook, I notice two big bulls split from the herd and angle toward a long ridge. When the muskox herd runs at th...

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2005
  3. Let spike debate go, take aim at does

     

    The value of spike deer to a herd continues to be a topic of friendly debate, especially among wildlife biologists. Depending on which research project is cited, a spike deer — a buck with antlers that do not fork — is either a threat to whitetail herd quality or a bank of genetic potential that should be allowed to play itself out.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006
  4. Balancing October's harvest

     

    My experience as a wildlife biologist has made me aware of the importance of proper harvest management. And proper herd management cannot be achieved under today's norms of shooting the first legal animal encountered or by shooting only quality bucks.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006