Author Archives: Bob Zaiglin

Culling Bucks: Does It Really Work?

Man has always strived to be the best at what he does, and this same attitude applies to deer hunting, and more importantly, deer management. As a consequence of sportsmen’s insatiable desire to pursue larger-racked bucks and managers’ willingness to satisfy their requests, a variety of techniques have been tested to...

Reclusive Bucks: Whitetails Easily Adapt to Man, Development

The almost full-grown button buck fawn clumsily picked its way through the thick brush directly behind its mom. Sometimes they would get separated, more common now that the fawn was rather independent, but a bleat from the fawn allowed the doe to relocate her offspring and they would continue on their...

Young Bucks vs. Old Bucks: How They Behave Differently

Most deer hunters agree that older bucks are much smarter than younger males and harder to hunt. Now, that’s been quantified. That was one of the studies revealed at the 2014 Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting, held in February at Athens, Ga., and attended by 296 deer biologists from across the country. Using fine-scale...