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Buck Harvest Restriction Plan Implemented for Barbour County
June 13, 2005
The Conservation Advisory Board endorsed a public request to implement a five-year buck harvest restriction plan for
“There has been great interest in the effects of the restriction on Barbour County WMA,” said wildlife biologist
The intent of this management approach is to more quickly improve buck age structure through protection of the one-and-one-half year age class. A significant portion of the monitoring program will consist of evaluating the effects of these restrictions on buck age structure across
“Proper buck harvest is only one part of a well-designed deer management plan,” Wildlife Section Chief Gary Moody said. “Equally important are adequate doe harvest and development of quality habitat.”
The regulation will require data collection similar to that required by the Deer Management Assistance Program, which is utilized voluntarily by many landowners and hunting clubs. Accurate data collection and close monitoring of this data is necessary to achieve successful results.
Hunters interested in developing a complete deer management plan appropriate for their area should contact their nearest Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries wildlife biologist for assistance.
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