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Important Field Work: Back in 2000, the Game Commission
started an intensive deer research program that continues today.
Numerous field studies have been completed or
are ongoing that required the capture
and marking of individual whitetailed deer. Prior to the just completed
trapping period - January through
April 2014 - we had captured and
marked more than 5,400 whitetails.
These deer have been captured in
WMUs 2D, 2G, 3C, 4B, 4D and 5C.
Although exciting, this work can
challenge even the most optimistic
and motivated people. The weather
is often cold and damp. The hours
are long and unpredictable. The traps are heavy and awkward to move. And,
finally, the deer always seem to be one step ahead and rarely make it easy to
capture them. Despite these challenges, each year for more than a dozen years,
the Game Commission has found eager, willing and capable young biologists who
successfully completed this important work. As a result, the Game Commission's
deer program has benefited from the data collected. - Christopher Rosenberry,
Deer and Elk Section Supervisor
Please Report Your Turkey Harvest: The booming gobble, the shimmer of
feathers and the kaleidoscope head, the shot, the silence. The memory of your
successful hunt will run through your head for days, but don't let it distract
you from an important, yet easily forgotten, task: reporting your harvest. All it
takes is a few minutes online, a quick phone call, or a stop at your
mail box. Not only are reported harvests used to calculate preliminary harvest totals, they are used to assess the age structure
of harvests and the time of day that harvests take place. It was
information from these harvest reports that showed showed that
80 percent of harvests during the all-day segment of the spring
season occur in the mornings, with much of the additional harvest
happening after 5 p.m., which minimizes disturbance to late-nesting
hens. Reported harvests also have shown us that the special spring turkey
license has not led to a change in the age structure of the harvest, with
the majority of the harvest similar to that of the first bird harvest: the
3-year-old and older gobblers, which we know from our gobbler study,
have low survival to the next spring. So as the sun sets on your turkey
hunt, remember to report your harvest. The information you provide
gives validity to the increased hunting opportunities we all enjoy today and
ensures we can monitor what's going on in turkey populations tomorrow.
Please report. - Rex Everett, Wild Turkey Biologist Aide
MAY 2014

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