EatWild Podcast

EatWild Podcast 18 - Where did all the deer go? Deer population dynamics with Jesse Zeman

November 28, 2019

In this episode, I am joined by Jesse Zeman of the British Columbia Wildlife Federation. This past whitetail hunting season was the most challenging year on record for our hunting camp. Simply put we saw very few deer over our 10-day hunt. This led me to want to know what was going with the deer population. Too much logging? Too many hunters? Too many predators?  What gives?

Jesse and I sat down to chat about deer population dynamics to better understand how that impacts hunting success and opportunities in BC.  Jesse is the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program with BCWF and provides an excellent overview of deer population dynamics, and management efforts in BC.  We touch on the importance of citizen science wildlife monitoring and get into a few tips on deer hunting.  I hope you enjoy it, and please share and review this episode! 

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Thanks for listening, 

Dylan