Originally Posted by Fleroo
Point of the matter is, and was in his article, young Buck, as you say "hard antler", will move out of areas that good ole Ma weened them in.
Yes, they move, but before hard antler and legal for harvest.
You cited buttons as one's that will motor out. At Button stage, that Buck is LEAST likely to leave. And when your second crop of Deer are born, and as you say, the Buck will get movin' along (skidaddle), that Buck will be "hard antlered".
Yes, they are very unlikely to leave until about 1 year old. They are not hard antlered till September and this movement occurs prior to seasons opening.
Do you sometimes argue just for the sake of arguing ?
No. Maybe you see it as arguing. I see it as a discussion which I am trying to convey my disagreement with the author that eliminating AR will keep as many bucks from dispersing.
In that quote, you are describing a button buck. Unless you don't realize that a Buck entering it's second year of life, will have "hard" antlers ? 1.5 years old
Our archery seasons begin when bucks are roughly 1.5 y/o. The point I am making is that many have already dispersed to new home ranges prior to that. Eliminating AR does not stop bucks from dispersing as dispersal occurs prior to these 1.5 y/o bucks being legal for harvest.