Authors: Billy Higginbotham

An exciting natural resources lesson plan has been developed for high school math and science students--Managing the White-tailed Deer. This publication is the second released in a continuing series that demonstrates the art and science of managing habitats, populations and the user groups associated with wildlife. The first was released in 2008 called Managing the Largemouth Bass. Lessons are aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills requirements and emphasize the critical relationships between data collection, data analyses and data interpretation. Real-world data sets are used in case history formats to involve students in every aspect of the management process. Hands-on activities are emphasized whenever possible. Additional audiences for these lessons include landowners interested in learning the concepts of management on their own properties and youth groups (i.e. 4-H, FFA) interested in learning more about our wildlife resources.