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Ed's 97 Deer Survey Results

Mid Michigan Branch QDMA Estimated Deer Per Sq Mile (Based on Recorded Different Deer Kill After Oct. 1 Thru Dec.31

NOTE: ALL WGTS. ARE DRESSED WGTS.

OS =OUTSIDE SPREAD IN INCHES

RBL=RIGHT BEAM LENGTH (MEASURED FROM BASE TO TIP)

CIR=CIRCUMFERENCE OF RIGHT BEAM INCHES BETWEEN SKULL AND BROW TINE

                             
                               
              TOTAL AVG.                  
YEAR FAWNS DOES SPIKES 3-6 PTS. 7-8 PTS. 9+PTS. PER SQ. MILE   NOTES              
1994                                
1995 101 109 12.7 25.4 12.4 .4* 261   (1) TEN PT. *              
1996 88 71 14.4 21.7 15.1 2.1 212                  
1997 76 65 12.1 19.5 14.2 1.8 189                  
                                 
ANTERLESS DEER HARVEST                                
                                 
  FAWNS       DOES             DOES NOT AGED        
      AVG. AGE AVG. AGE AVG. AGE AVG. AGE AVG.   AVG. % DOES    
YEAR BUCK DOE WGT. 1 1/2 WGT. 2 1/2 WGT. 3 1/2 WGT. 4 1/2 WGT.   WGT. LACTATING    
1994 3 - 65 - - 10 102 6 - 1 95 -   -    
1995 4 4 70 42 104 1 129 - - - - -   -    
1996 8 10 61 25 99 23 123 15 125 9 119 -   -    
1997 18 13 69 29 102 57 107 21 109 15 104 41 108 -    
                                 
                               
                               
                               
      BUCK HARVEST               BUCK HARVEST          
  AGE AVG.   3-6 7-8+       AGE AVG. 2-6 7-8 9+      
YEAR 1 1/2 WGT. SPIKES PTS. PTS. RBL OS CIR 2 1/2 WGT. PTS. PTS. PTS. RBL OS CIR
1994 34 117 2 31 1 - - - 6 137 1 5 - - - -
1995 59 122 3 41 15 10.9 11.7 - 4 130 2 2 - 12 14.5 -
1996 55 126 7 40 8 9.1 9.7 2.5 26 124 14 11 1 13.1 13 3.4
1997 84 114 14 58 13 8.1 8.8 2.5 38 135 10 27 2 14.1 14 3.1
                                 
                                 
      BUCK HARVEST               BUCK HARVEST          
  AGE AVG. 2-8 9-10 11+       AGE AVG. 2-8 9-10 11+      
YEAR 3 1/2 WGT. PTS. PTS. PTS. RBL OS CIR 4 1/2 WGT. PTS. PTS. PTS. RBL OS CIR
1994                                
1995 2 122 2 - - 13.2 - -                
1996 7 140 4 1 2 15 14.6 3.5                
1997 3 150 3 - - 17.1 13.8 -                
                                 
                                 
      BUCK HARVEST               TOTAL DEER HARVEST          
  AGE AVG. 2-8 9-10 11+             TOTAL TOTAL AVG.    
YEAR 5 1/2 + WGT. PTS. PTS. PTS. RBL OS CIR   FAWNS DOES BUCKS ACRES PER SQ. MILE    
1994                   3 17 40 1122 34    
1995                   8 43 65 2520 29.4    
1996                   18 92 88 4854 24.5    
1997                   31 163 125 11977 17.1    
                                 
                                 
  MID MICH. BRANCH QDMA. ESTIMATED DEER PER SQ. MILE (BASED ON RECORED DIFFERENT
  DEER THRU OBSERVATION AND DEER KILL AFTER OCT. 1 THRU DEC. 31)


Last Updated on 3/28/98
By Boyd Wiltse
E-mail Mid-Michigan Branch QDMA bwiltse@123.netmailbox


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