With the worst drought in 50+ years is hitting some parts of the country really hard, what are the affects on deer? Lloyd Fox with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks talks about deer management during drought, Bryan Richards with the National Wildlife Health Center talks about Chronic Wasting Disease, Brian Murphy with the Quality Deer Management Association discusses vomerolfaction and more!
Brian Murphy - Quality Deer Management Association
Brian Murphy is a wildlife biologist and also the CEO of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). This week he talks with Jim and Trav about vomerolfaction, which much like taste and smell, is referred to as the deer's sixth sense, but it is used solely to examine other deer's urine. He'll talk about the role it plays in whitetail communication, their reproductive habits and how it affects hunting.
Bryan Richards - National Wildlife Health Center
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been a problem since the first cases were discovered in the 1980's in Rocky Mountain National Park. Now, decades later CWD is a growing threat as it spreads across the country. Bryan J. Richards, head of CWD research at the Department of the Interior's National Wildlife Health Centergives us the facts this week about CWD, symptoms, transmission and more!
Lloyd Fox - Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Extreme heat and drought are hitting deer populations hard this year - so should we as hunters back off this year so we don't stress the deer even more? Will drought affect the antler growth of bucks this year? Big game biologist Lloyd Fox with Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks answers those questions and more!
Al Phalen - Wisconsin Conservation Congress
Wisconsin deer hunting has been making headlines with the appointment of "Deer Czar", Dr. James Kroll and his newly published findings on the state of the deer herd in Wisconsin. Will his new recommendations fix Wisconsin deer hunting? Al Phelan with the Wisconsin Conservation Congress weighs in.
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