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  • 1995
  • October

The Eight Point Rule

This article was revised in 2007. The eight point rule is the primary harvest strategy of some managers trying to increase buck antler size. Managers using the eight point rule allow harvest of bucks...
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  • 2012
  • February

Estimating Deer Weight From Field-dressed Weight

Most deer hunters field dress their game prior to bringing it in from the field. This process usually involves removing the entrails, reproductive tract, heart, lungs, diaphragm and part of the esophagus. As a result, the only weight many hunters obtain for their deer is a field-dressed weight, leaving the whole weight of their quarry unknown.
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  • 2016
  • August

Deer surveys remain popular despite weaknesses

It is difficult to confidently make harvest recommendations based on one year's worth of data.

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  • 2015
  • October

Common white-tailed deer misconceptions affect views

There is a plethora of misinformation about white-tailed deer biology and management.
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Quality of Native Plant Forage Species Important to White-tailed Deer and Goats in South Central Oklahoma

Deer or goat production can be viable enterprises for many landowners. In many areas, native forb and woody plant communities are capable of meeting the nutritional requirements of deer and goat....
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  • 2012
  • December

Passing the buck increases antler size

Our most common recommendation to land managers for improving antler quality on white-tailed deer is to increase the age structure of the male segment of the herd. In other words, let the bucks get older.