Deer Survey Techniques

Presentation Details

We’ll cover the who, what, where, when, why AND how of gathering population data for whitetail deer. Participants will learn the history of different techniques used to count bucks, does, and fawns. Knowing how many deer reside in an area will tell you if the population is too high for the habitat available. Presentation can be expanded from 50 to 70 minutes (without Q & A), to show calculations of existing population and how progressive hunting can improve the buck to doe ratio and increase fawn survival, half of which are bucks.

Equipment Required:
Projector, Screen, Computer, Microphone
Additional Requirements:
Ecoregions Covered:
Central Great Plains, Chihuahuan Deserts, Cross Timbers, East Central Texas Plains, Edwards Plateau, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, High Plains, Southern Texas Plains, Southwestern Tablelands, Texas Blackland Prairies, Western Gulf Coastal Plain

Presenter Information

  • Ricky Linex

    Ricky Linex retired in 2021 as a wildlife biologist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and now works as a range and wildlife consultant.

    With NRCS, Linex worked 52 counties in north central Texas covering the Rolling Plains, Cross Timbers, Blackland Prairie, and Post Oak Savannah vegetational regions. He worked 38.5 years with NRCS in Goldthwaite, Snyder, Abilene, and Weatherford.

    He is the author of Range Plants of North Central Texas, A Land Users Guide to Their Identification, Value and Management, a plant identification book for Texas. Range Plants was recognized in 2015 as an outstanding publication by the Texas Chapter - The Wildlife Society, the Native Plant Society of Texas, and the Texas Section - Society for Range Management.