Trends

Analyzing each years’s harvest record data can be very beneficial for making management decisions. However, equally as important as analyzing yearly harvests is comparing one year’s harvest with other years. Trends may become apparent such as increasing (or decreasing) antler size for each age class, and increasing (or decreasing) field dressed weights for each age class. Observation of thes trends over several years provides information as to how well your deer management program is working an offers clues to changes that need to be made.