Quality deer habitat includes a mixture of trees, shrubs, vines, forbs, grasses and other plants such as fungi and sedges. Certain plants within each of these categories benefit deer more than others.
The Wildlife Unit is conducting an on-going study about infared-triggered camera surveys this article is the first of two parts and will address the effect of camera flash on deer.
In many instances, it is easier for an organization of individuals with common interests, rather than one person operating alone, to achieve goals.
Ever wonder where you would have the best opportunity to harvest a trophy whitetail in Oklahoma? A county listing of Boone and Crockett scores.
An exploration of the common belief among deer hunters that harvesting does will harm deer populations.
The Noble Research Institute Wildlife Unit has been using infrared-triggered cameras to monitor and estimate deer populations. This article compares the results to our spotlight survey data.
For several years, advances in technology and creative thinking have led some deer researchers and managers to explore using infrared-triggered cameras over bait to monitor or estimate deer populations. It is imperfect, but it does hold a lot of promise.
The most neglected part of management is the importance of habitat. Deer are a product of theirs, and without it, there are no deer.
Every time hunters pull the trigger or decide not to, they are making a management decision affecting the future of the herd they are hunting. In deer management circles, "passing the buck" has a positive, rather than a negative, connotation.
Why spend the effort to collect deer population data? Simply, the information is necessary to successfully manage deer in many situations. Proper management of any resource, including deer, begins with establishing goals, learning about the resource, and inventorying the resource.