Strategic Deer and Turkey Management Plan Surveys 

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2013 Strategic Deer and Turkey Plan | Statewide Goals, Objectives and Strategies

Deer

In 2007, the AGFC Wildlife Management Division's deer team developed a Strategic Deer Management Plan to guide the future of deer management in Arkansas. It was developed using historical harvest and biological data, input from deer managers across the state and a considerable amount of public input. The plan requires an update every five years.

The deer team thoroughly reviewed the 2007 Strategic Deer Management Plan in 2012. The team identified several items that had been completed, items that should remain in the future plan, and new items to further guide deer management in Arkansas. These additional items were added as new objectives and strategies in order to address future deer management activities.

The following survey is a draft list of the goals, objectives and strategies for the 2013 Strategic Deer Management Plan. These items will be available for public comment until Sept. 30, 2012. All comments will be reviewed and changes will be made, where applicable. A final draft of the plan will be presented to the Commission in November 2012, with the final plan being approved in January 2013.

 

Turkey

In 1999 the AGFC Wildlife Management Division's Turkey Team developed a Wild Turkey Management Plan to guide turkey management in Arkansas. The plan was developed using historical harvest and biological data, input from turkey managers across the state and public input. 

The Turkey Team thoroughly reviewed the 1999 Wild Turkey Management Plan in 2012 to direct turkey management for the next five years. The team identified several completed items, items which should remain in the plan, and items to include in the 2013 Turkey Management Plan. These additional items were added as new objectives and strategies in order to address future turkey management activities.

The following survey is a draft of the goals, objectives and strategies for the 2013 Turkey Management Plan. These items will be available for public comment until Sept. 30, 2012. All comments will be reviewed and changes will be made, where applicable. A final draft of the plan will be presented to the Commission in November 2012, with the final plan being approved in January 2013.