WATCH: Top Insights on Deer Population Control and Herd Management

Population control and herd management are the focus of an all-new episode of Destination Whitetail. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to hear the experts weigh in on best practices and hunter tactics.

Population control of bucks and does is critical to an effective deer management program.

Population control of bucks and does is critical to an effective deer management program.

Due to successful conservation efforts, the deer population in North America today has soared to more than 25 million. On this week’s Destination Whitetail, experts discuss the unique problems that go hand-in-hand with that high number and shed light on the ways in which hunters can help control population.

Hunting expert Charles Alsheimer delivers information on the specific challenges in working to control deer in urban areas, and discusses why he believes deer contraceptive methods could fail. Viewers will hear about the advantages of legalizing—and monetizing—hunting in those urban areas to control whitetail population.

The Destination Whitetail cameras also travel to Lake County, Illinois for an urban bow hunt during the rut. Climb into the tree stand with Jerry Milo as he tracks bucks and tries to get the clean kill. Plus, Steve Bartylla is on hand to offer tips on improving accuracy in the field and attracting deer all year long.

Tune in to Destination Whitetail Oct. 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT for the exciting hunt and lots of great information for any hunter.

Destination Whitetail, produced by F+W Outdoors, premiered in 2012 on the Sportsman Channel. The series investigates the people, places and ways to hunt whitetail throughout North America. In the 43 states that have deer populations, their habitat varies as greatly as the traditions and methods used to hunt them.

Destination Whitetail goes behind the scenes with some of the outdoor industry’s most prolific personalities and learns how whitetails have contributed to their success. After its first season, Destination Whitetail was named a finalist for the 2012 Sportsman Choice Awards for “Best New Series.”

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