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As many of you did or will, I received a Plumbcreek flier today. The main article discusses yearling buck dispersion. A study showed that 70% of 75yearling bucks left a 3300 acre test site and 50% went over 3.7 miles! There is other data to support yearling buck dispersion mentioned and several possible reasons for dispersion are included. Basically, our neighbors may have a larger impact on our young buck population than we do! I don't have a problem with a child taking a toehead for a first deer, but I think we need to all work together to reduce the number of yearling bucks killed. When going antlerless, I will make sure and confirm it is a doe and not a yearling buck. The article mentions some leases having a $100-$250 fine for killing a yearling buck.