66 minutes | Aug 25, 2021

Does Culling Bucks Improve Antler Quality? A 13-Year Test With Donnie Draeger

In this episode of the Deer Season 365 Podcast, Brian talks with Donnie Draeger, a wildlife biologist at the Comanche Ranch in Texas, about an intensive 13-year research project Donnie was involved in focused on whether culling can improve the overall quality and genetics of a free-ranging deer herd. The research, combined with DNA analysis of the deer, provided some very interesting results that should put an end to any notion that you can improve the genetics of a wild, free-ranging deer herd with a trigger pull. Follow Brian Grossman on Instagram Important Links: NDA Membership Promotion QDM Works. Culling Doesn't (NDA article on Donnie's research project) Subscribe to the Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify iHeartRadio Stitcher About the National Deer Association The National Deer Association (NDA) is a non-profit deer conservation group that works to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting. Thank you for subscribing to our podcast! Support NDA’s mission by becoming a member today. NDA has the highest ranking from Charity Navigator, an independent group that monitors non-profits for financial efficiency and effectiveness. Learn more about deer and deer hunting in our weekly, free e-newsletter. Follow us on our other channels: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
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