Feb 14, 2019
This is Huntin' Land, the podcast for Land Hunters and
Landowners; with Real-Time Rut Reports, Waterfowl Migrations, and
How-to's for Habitat Management and Land Investment.
Well, It's finally over, or unfortunately over, I guess it
depends how you're season went. This is the time of year we sit
back and reflect on our season and determine what we're going to do
next year to improve. There are a lot of components that go into
making a property great habitat for deer. There are also a lot of
things hunters can do to best manage their herd. Today we're
talking to Mark Buxton of
Southeastern Wildlife Habitat Management
on the subject of Cull
Bucks. There's a lot of conflicting information flying around the
internet about cull bucks and we're going to hear how Mark uses the
determination and killing of cull bucks in his wildlife management
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Some of the questions we cover in this episode:
What is a "Cull Buck"? A definition of the qualities and
characteristics of a cull buck and what a cull buck is on varying
Is it possible to improve genetics through culling? We know
that killing a cull buck prevents him from breeding, Mark tells us
if killing a cull buck has any effect on genetics.
How does taking out an "inferior" cull buck improve a deer
herd? Mark gives us boots on the ground proof of what his
management practices are doing
What is a "Mature Buck"? At what age can we kill a cull buck?
When should we hold off on killing a cull buck?
In the Southeast, How many mature deer can the best habitat
Do we Need to let all of our bucks reach maturity to determine
if they are a cull buck?
Taking out cull bucks is but one tactic in a bucket full of
strategies. Mark gives us the important checklist to determine
before we start taking cull bucks.
Thanks for listening, If you would like more information on
habitat management on your land be sure to email us your questions