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Around 1950, the state's white-tail deer population began a dramatic expansion. They are now more abundant and widespread than ever before. Hergenrader examines the differences in population densities, habitat types, and management needs for the deer herds in the eastern and western sections of the state.
The white-tailed deer population in the state is at an all-time high. Scott discusses how this happened and what needs to be done to keep the numbers up.
Restoration of the white-tail deer, which began almost fifty years ago when there were50,000 statewide, has increased the population to over 800,000. As habitats approach their carrying capacity, good management is a necessity.
The Dixie Deer Classic is an event created by the Wake County Wildlife Club. Its purpose is to educate and inform the public on management of the whitetail deer. This year’s event featured numerous presentations and seminars by well-known deer experts and wildlife conservationists.
When North Carolina’s archery season begins in September, a key factor for bow hunters’ success is deducing what local whitetail deer will be eating. Deer in northeastern North Carolina have a reputation for growing large due to the abundance of crops. Understanding what kind of food deer eat can help hunters determine hunting positions.