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Male/female ratios: What does it mean for hunters?

As an avid hunter, I regularly attend the Utah Division of Wildlife public open house meetings where sportsmen have the opportunity to hear the state proposed management strategies for the year. At these meetings, the public has the opportunity to ask questions, express concerns and comment on how they believe game populations should be managed. Although the topics of discussion vary widely, without a doubt in every meeting the terms “buck to doe” and “bull to cow ratio” always seem to strike a chord and bring the level of chatter in the room up a few notches.  continue reading...