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V. Buck Age Structure Management - Links to Other Sources of Background Information


The Department will be making recommendations regarding whether or not buck age structure management should be implemented, and if so how, in the next year. Given the importance of this issue, the results of the 2010 survey will weigh heavily into the future of New Hampshire deer management. Therefore, survey participants and others interested in understanding the issue might benefit from exploring some additional background information.


Following are some buck age structure management references from a variety of sources and points of view to help you better understand the issue. A great deal has been written about buck age structure management, some of it good, some bad and some ugly. Clearly there are up sides and down sides to buck age structure management, and these vary among the methods. Whether or not you are taking the survey, please take some time to look this material over to help familiarize yourself with this complex deer management issue.