Culling Bucks for Genetic Improvement: Fact or Fallacy?

Culling Bucks for Genetic Improvement

As explained in the article below, deer culling does not improve deer genetics, therefore, it does not increase the antler size of the remaining bucks in the herd as many people believe—and desire.


Stated differently, culling, the most-employed practice of deer “management” for the last 40 years not only doesn’t work, but it actually harms deer genetics.


NOTE: this article was originally published by Texas Wildlife Association in their November 2019 edition of Texas Wildlife Magazine. It was written by Donnie Draeger.


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