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Juvenile-to-Adult Antler Development in White-Tailed Deer in South Texas
Ben H. Koerth, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Tx
Dr. James C. Kroll, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Tx

- Our results suggest there is no predictable relationship between a male's first set of antlers and those produced at maturity in a free-living
- We found no phenotypic basis for removing young males based on number of points on their first set of antlers as part of a genetic
improvement strategy.......
Dr. James C. Kroll
The deer industry has grown way beyond my wildest dreams! We are
approaching exponential growth, attracting new breeders and landowners at an
impressive rate. But,
Reade more...
Unfortunately, hunters and landowners often fall prey to “food plot hype,” paying a lot of money for very little results! Without a doubt, oats
are the most preferred food plot variety for whitetails. Yet, every year, folks make big mistakes in selecting an oat product. Some think, “an
oat is an oat,” and buy the cheapest seed at the...
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Trail Cameras: Toys No More
Sure, it's a lot of fun to set out a camera or two and try to capture an image of a big buck. Some
hunters even have used them to pinpoint good stand sites. But these devices hold so much more
By Dr. James Kroll & Ben H. Koerth

For the past quarter-century we've been directly involved in developing one of the greatest
innovations in whitetail hunting and management: the infrared-triggered camera.
Plotting for the Harvest
Setting up the right food plots for this fall will help you control doe numbers and maybe even give
you a crack at Mr. Big.
By James C. Kroll & Ben H. Koerth

"What do I plant for deer?"
After all these years, it remains one of the most frequently asked questions we receive at the
Institute for White-tailed Deer Management and Research. Food plots have become.......

Dr. Deers Office
James Kroll has spent 35 years debunking popular misconceptions about America's
favorite big game animal – the white-tailed deer. Kroll, a.k.a. Dr. Deer, is a professor of
forest wildlife and director of the Institute for White-tailed Deer Management and
Research at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches.

He's a regular on hunting and deer management seminar tours and also...

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Wildlife disease debate heats up
Dr. Deer’s position on this is:
For several years now, the wildlife profession in general has been against feeding deer.
Some states even have laws against it. Yet, when hunter opportunity is threatened by winter kill
and along with it, license sales, some state and federal agencies (along with NGOs) suddenly
support this activity! Feeding can be an important part of management, but emergency winter
feeding is not a sound practice. If agencies would do a better job of managing populations
through hunting, plus managing more on an ecological rather than a hunter opportunity basis,
there would be fewer problems.

I am Dr. James C. Kroll, and this is my world!