Hunting Facts

In areas of overpopulation, deer cause an over browsing affect called a "browse line". In areas with a browse line, most plant species below the browse line are stripped bare damaging the habitat for many species. These browse lines can be from four to six feet high.

Family groups of white-fronted geese remain together for at least one year, and immature birds, until they begin breeding at age three, often help their parents protect the nest. Source: Ducks Unlimted Jan/Feb 2001

Deer can live up to 11 years in the wild.

A study conducted prior to the recent legalization of electronic callers found flocks of snow geese were five times more likely to fly within shotgun range when the devices were used. Source: Ducks Unlimited Jan/Feb 2001

Two of the considerations used when establishing a deer management plan are Biological Carrying Capacity (BCC) and Cultural Carrying Capacity (CCC).

Originating in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was the first individual retriever breed recognized by the American Kennel Club, in 1878. Source: Ducks Unlimted Jan/Feb 2001

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