David Graves

David Graves
David Graves is responsible for managing the field operations of the Legacy Wildlife Division in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. David earned his Master of Science degree in Range and Wildlife Management from the Texas A & M University in Kingsville and began working for LWS in 2019. David’s primary responsibilities include supporting the oversight and management of over 400,000 acres and 800+ hunt clubs on LWS-managed hunting leases in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. He also works on various wildlife consulting projects.

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Louisiana Hunting Leases can participate in the Deer Management Assistance Program

Posted by David Graves on Nov 6, 2020 1:07:57 PM

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department (LWFD) - Deer Program manages the statewide
whitetail deer (WTD) herd using the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). This program is a 4-tiered approach where each tier will include various levels of WTD management and increased or
decreased involvement of a LWFD staffed wildlife biologist. Tiers range from (1) Quality or Trophy WTD
Management where hunting properties need to be at least 1,000 acres to tier (4) where there is no
minimum acreage. This would be a depredation permit tier and minimal data would be collected from
each harvested animal. The participant would need to read over each tier and talk with an LWFD staffed
biologist to understand what level of WTD management would be right for their hunt lease.

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Topics: Hunting, Deer Management, Louisiana

Arkansas Hunting Leases can participate in the Deer Management Assistance Program

Posted by David Graves on Nov 6, 2020 12:49:58 PM

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AG&FC) Deer Program manages the statewide whitetail deer (WTD) herd using the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). This program is a 4 leveled
approach that includes levels ranging from Depredation Management which is WTD density control, to
Healthy Deer Management, which includes maintaining the WTD herd below carrying capacity, to
Quality Deer Management which involves a more intense doe harvest and allowing bucks to reach at
least 3.5 years of age, and finally Intensive Deer Management where buck harvest is selective and needs to reach a minimum of 4.5 years and doe harvest is high.

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Topics: Hunting Lease, Deer Management, Arkansas

Mississippi Hunting Leases Can Participate in the Deer Management Assistance Program

Posted by David Graves on Oct 29, 2020 5:09:10 PM

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Deer Program manages the
statewide whitetail deer (WTD) herd using the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). This
program includes data collection from hunter harvested WTD and education of hunt club members who are actively participating. Data collected under DMAP is used to develop site specific harvest
recommendations and to put participating hunt clubs in a better position to manage their lands for a
healthy WTD herd, while maintaining high quality WTD habitat.

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Topics: Hunting Lease, Hunting, Deer, Mississippi, Deer Management, David Graves

Alabama hunting leases now can hunt over bait

Posted by David Graves on Oct 28, 2020 3:22:10 PM

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)  now offers a bait privilege license to hunters on privately owned or leased lands. This allows the license holder of any age to hunt white-tailed deer and feral hogs with the aid of bait within the state. Approved by the Alabama Legislature in April of 2019, residents can purchase this license for $15 and nonresidents for $51. Hunters may purchase or renew the license in person, on the phone, or online at outdooralabama.com with immediate effects.

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Topics: Hunting Lease, Hunting, Bait, License, DCNR, Alabama

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