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Deer Density Map
« on: June 02, 2010, 09:01:20 AM »
Have any of you Bama boys been able to get an updated deer density map for the state of alabama?  I picked one up in Montgomery at the buckmasters expo last year and it was densities as of 1990.  I called the QDMA and requested a newer on but as of yet have had no luck.
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 03:36:28 PM »
This sounds like something bugfixer might know.
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 04:14:26 PM »
Hard to find good info on this subject. Alabama doesn't exactly have the best record keeping in my book either. Her is what I did find:

The Whitetail Map Guide is an interactive map that features white-tailed deer populations by county throughout the United States. It's based on I-Map's Outdoor Adventure Guide Map that includes a 3D topographic background and points for numerous topographic and manmade features. The Whitetail Map Guide is a great reference tool for all deer hunters, deer managers, or anyone interested in white-tailed deer.

The 1999 White-tailed Deer Density Map layer is provided by The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and was compiled in cooperation with state fish and wildlife agencies, wildlife biologists, and GIS professionals. The QDMA is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring a high-quality and sustainable future for white-tailed deer and white-tailed deer hunting. The QDMA's mission is to promote sustainable, high quality white-tailed deer populations, wildlife habitats, and ethical hunting experiences through education, research, and management in partnership with hunters, landowners, natural resource professionals, and the public.

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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 07:18:31 PM »
Well I do not think I have ever seen one of these maps. I would love to see one of these maps  @--0--0121  @--0--0121 They sound interesting!!
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 09:00:24 AM »
Hard to find good info on this subject. Alabama doesn't exactly have the best record keeping in my book either. Her is what I did find:

The Whitetail Map Guide is an interactive map that features white-tailed deer populations by county throughout the United States. It's based on I-Map's Outdoor Adventure Guide Map that includes a 3D topographic background and points for numerous topographic and manmade features. The Whitetail Map Guide is a great reference tool for all deer hunters, deer managers, or anyone interested in white-tailed deer.

The 1999 White-tailed Deer Density Map layer is provided by The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and was compiled in cooperation with state fish and wildlife agencies, wildlife biologists, and GIS professionals. The QDMA is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring a high-quality and sustainable future for white-tailed deer and white-tailed deer hunting. The QDMA's mission is to promote sustainable, high quality white-tailed deer populations, wildlife habitats, and ethical hunting experiences through education, research, and management in partnership with hunters, landowners, natural resource professionals, and the public.
Thanks Bug, I checked out the map you mentioned and saved it to my favorites.  I appreciate the help.
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010, 09:15:20 AM »
very interesting.  I checked my area out, and they claim the deer density is 30-45 deer per square mile.  That sounds like a lot but it translates to one deer per 14 to 21 acres.
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 10:04:29 AM »
very interesting.  I checked my area out, and they claim the deer density is 30-45 deer per square mile.  That sounds like a lot but it translates to one deer per 14 to 21 acres.
The county I hunt the density is 40 per square mile. In the big picture you right when you think of it as one deer per 20 acres. That's why we spent many days in the woods and don't see deer when hunting. Your lucky to be covering a acre when setting on stand. That's why it so important to do that pre scouting to determine where they are using.
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010, 10:05:12 AM »
Ive got one from 1999 here on my wall in my office.....its from QDMA and they have a newer one I will pick up at the show this year if I can remember, I forgot to get it last year.....In all honesty I wouldnt believe anything that AL put out as far as a number, because they dont actually have any clue on the amount of deer that the state holds or deer harvested, no records are kept only estimates..thats what they go by, its sad really
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 11:35:31 AM »
Ive got one from 1999 here on my wall in my office.....its from QDMA and they have a newer one I will pick up at the show this year if I can remember, I forgot to get it last year.....In all honesty I wouldnt believe anything that AL put out as far as a number, because they dont actually have any clue on the amount of deer that the state holds or deer harvested, no records are kept only estimates..thats what they go by, its sad really

I agree! I wish we would got to a full blown tagging system. With a 2 or 3 bucks a year limit!
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 01:27:10 PM »
Mandatory tagging is a good thing.  And imo the only real way to accurately get a count of harvests.

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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2010, 01:30:26 PM »
Ive got one from 1999 here on my wall in my office.....its from QDMA and they have a newer one I will pick up at the show this year if I can remember, I forgot to get it last year.....In all honesty I wouldnt believe anything that AL put out as far as a number, because they dont actually have any clue on the amount of deer that the state holds or deer harvested, no records are kept only estimates..thats what they go by, its sad really

I agree! I wish we would got to a full blown tagging system. With a 2 or 3 bucks a year limit!
I'm all for it!  Around here we've got to many so called hunters that want to kill anything that walks.
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2010, 09:39:14 PM »
That is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2010, 10:11:14 PM »
Nice - good information there..... thanks for posting....
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2010, 07:29:04 AM »
if anyone wants to know what there county is rated at in 1999 let me know and i will post it
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Re: Deer Density Map
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2010, 11:06:36 AM »
Knox County Indiana. @--0--0123 Sorry I had to.

 

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