Daryl Ratajczak returns to the show and we grill him with some of our toughest questions for a state wildlife official. Of course he handles them in stride and has some tremendous information to share about whitetail deer, turkey, coyotes, bears, and even black panthers!

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What We Learn In This Episode:

  • What are some of the biggest issues facing state big game managers in the South?
  • Do harvest limits and antler point restrictions help deer herd health?
  • Does the insurance industry have a hand in setting harvest limits?
  • Do politics affect wildlife management decisions?
  • Is CWD a serious threat and can it be stopped?
  • What can be done about the turkey population declines in some states?
  • What can landowners do to improve turkey habitat?
  • What are some differences between state and federal management of public lands?
  • How do coyotes fit into southern biology?
  • Do black panthers exist in the South?

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Posted by Mike Higman