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Welcome to Cull Tools

There has always been missing Cull Tools, for use in being able to shoot properly and thereby sustainably in the huntable wild game populations – also down on the individual hunting areas. 

Now they are here.

To understand the need for these Cull Tools, it begins with a status that deals with our observed 34% population decline in the roe deer population in Denmark from 2009 to 2020 – Course, consequences, cause and solution. – Large parts of this status also relate to several other seen population declines in both roe deer and moose in several countries.

One thing can be said right now and Up Front: It is the cull and the form of hunting that must adapt to the population situation at any given time – regardless of the fact that there may also be other contributing causes of population decline. – There are no other options.

It is now up to the hunters, the hunting landlords and the hunting organizations to act, to avoid further population declines and restrictions – and to preserve the hunting of especially roe deer and moose – and this in several countries with roe deer and moose.

Cull Tools:

With these easy and simple Cull Tools, in both English and Danish – it is now possible, probably for the first time ever, to shoot likely correct and sustainably at the national level, in districts and all the way down to the hunters and the hunting landlords own hunting areas.

These Cull Tools apply to roe deer in all 50 countries with roe deer, and moose in all 20 countries with moose – and approx. 198 other deer species – as wel as many other similar animal species worldwide.

These Cull Tools have been performed on the basis of the results of a large international Wild Game Analysis / population analysis – and for information, you can read a little about this extremely strong population analysis elsewhere on this website, and see a few selected photos from the Wild Game Analysis. – The Wild Game Analysis and Cull Tools etc. are copyrighted.

These Cull Tools you see in a .xlsx spreadsheet with 15 tools, where in most tools you only have to select toll for desiret country/animal species – and 4 other things in the tool.

Then you see the results in the selected tool:

– for roe deer, moose and other similar species:

How many animals you probable have on your hunting area.

How many males, females and cubs you can sustainably shoot on your hunting area.

How many of your shoot bucks should be prickets, two- pointers and six- pointers.

How many of the shot bucks should be 1- year old bucks.

How many of the shot does should be 1- year old does.

How many roe deer can be shot throughout the country and in the country´s districts, divided into males, females and cubs in 8 countries in Europe – Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Finland, Germany, Poland and France. – This is perhaps most for population management authorities, but this can also be very interesting for hunters who want to see what the populations look like in the different districts (- when choosing hunting area and/or hunting trip).

How many moose can be shot throughout the country and in the country´s districts, divided into males, females and cubs in 3 countries in Europe – Sweden, Norway and Finland. – This is perhaps most for population management authorities, but this can also be very interesting for hunters who want to see what the populations look like in the different districts (- when choosing hunting area and/or hunting trip).

How many moose in another 17 countries, roe deer in another 42 countries and other similar animal species in all over the world, that can be shot throughout the country and in your own hunting area, divided into males, females and cubs. 

Below you see a photo of the 15 Cull Tools. – In the file: “Afskydningsværktøjer hjorte m.fl – Cull Tools deer etc.xlsx”, you just click on the disired tool A-Q, and in most tools you only fill in 4 bright yellow fields (cells) – then you have your result. – Easy and simple:

In 3 of the tools: K, L and Q, the User must find and insert af few informations in the tools.

You can see a photo of Cull Tool D, in Gallery: “Photos from Cull tools”.

Are these Cull Tools needed? 

Yes, they have certainly been a very long-missed item, which you can read about in: “Status roe deer DK 2021 – JH” – or just look in several countrie´s hunting yield statistics, where e.g. Swedens hunting yield statistics for roe deer look like this:

In Sweden, in 2019, 99,000 roe deer were shot.

In Denmark, we have the same annual decreace in the hunting yield of roe deer of approx. 3% annually on average, as in the Swedish hunting yield of roe deer. – The Danish hunting yield statistics for roe deer look like this:

In Denmark, in 2019, approx. 87,000 roe deer were shot.

In the Nordic Scandinavian countries, moose populations are also declining. – See e.g. hunting yield statistics for moose in Sweden.

In Sweden, in 2019, approx. 80,400 moose were shot. 

Based on the diagrams seen above, it must be stated that something very wrong has happened in our roe deer and moose populations in several countries – and the first to be affected by this are the hunters and the hunting landlords.

Now some might ask what we should use these cull tolls for, as we have a permissible number of shot animals in many hunting areas, just as we in Sweden have quotas for moose. – The answer is: That these permissible numbers and quotas must be stated incorrectly, and that nothing can legally prevent hunters from using the correct cull in a sustainably way, and thereby ensure socially beneficial conservation of game populations.

Can we hunters then further, by using the right cull on our hunting areas, improve the pleasantness of the population, improve the composition of the population, improve the composition of the buck population, etc. – then we create sustainable hunting with better hunting experiences. – It should not be forgotten that deer hunting and moose hunting is a very significant lifestyle for many hunters – and that we probably anticipate further population declines if we do nothing ourselves, or anticipate imposed restrictions.

The goal behind Cull Tools is, that in the individual districts a probable correct number of animals are shot, which will give a probable correct and sustainable harvest at national level. – The accuracy of the Cull Tools in results is based on the districts’ average, and where certain decisive inputs regarding the quality of the hunting area must be decided / selected by the User as objectively as possible. 

Cull tools (most of these) work in such a way, that you are provided with data for your own area-hunting area, which shows the probable number of animals on your hunting area and how many males, females and young you can shoot here, so that sustainable hunt takes place in the district and nationally – ie. . that Cull Tools displays values for a quality average hunting area in your chosen district.

The basic idea of Cull Tools is, that if everyone shoot on their hunting grounds based on the tools’ recommended number of shot animals on an average hunting area in the selected district – then the hunt will be sustainable in both the district and nationally. However, the hunting areas can also be quality assessed individually in the tools, see Manual. 

So, you can also change the Cull Tool´s suggested quality for an average hunting area in the selected district – if your own hunting area is clearly demonstrably and definably better or worse than the district’s average hunting area, which you should do as objectively as possible. (For example, do you have a larger forest percentage on your hunting area than the forest percentage in the district, which can be looked up online – see more in the Manual).

Thus, Cull Tools allow you to add inputs (Quality indeks) that are just right and specific to your hunting area. 

Most hunters know about the quality in many districts, and this about quality is much more uniform within the individual district, than from district to district.

There are, of course, differences in the individual hunting areas within the chosen district, as a hunting area can consist of one large plow field – which, however, is probably rare for a hunter to choose as a hunting area. However, such a plow field can be located up to forest areas (or between forests), and this the user of the Cull Tool can then incorporate into the Cull Tool by selecting an appropriate quality, at your objektive choice.

Is there e.g. a large lake on the hunting area, the user can deduct the area of the lake in the size of the hunting area. 

The reasons for the population declines: 

In a large- scale International and 6 years simulating Wild Game Analysis, the reasons for the population declines in roe deer in 8 countries and moose in 3 countries have been found. These are that the harvest are a little too large – and that it is especially the distribution of the cull between males, females and cubs, that are completely wrong.

In addition, the composition of the buck populations is destroyed very drastically, by the seen home-knit cullpolicies for the trophy-bearing males, e.g. “We do not shoot prickets”, “We do not two- pointers” and “We only shoot from the top”.   

And then we do not get around the fact that in many small hunting areas many times more animals are shot than the hunting area can carry, ie in relation to the number of animals that can be expected to “belong” to the hunting area. 

To the detriment of the populations, and to the great confusion of the hunters, a myriad of completely opposite recommendations and instructions on how to shoot in the population have also been seen over many years, especially concerning roe deer. The hunters read these and many act on what they read – but they may not all be right when they are so different. 

Finally,  in many hunting consortia are allowed to be shoot, what corresponds to the entire autumn population of adult males, adult females and cubs – and often more. 

Fortunately, it appears, in performed population analyzes of roe deer in 8 countries and of moose in 3 countries, that the major changes in the cull (harvest rate and the distribution between shot males, females and cubs) are not needed – to correct our current negative developments in the populations. 

In the Cull tool you can test your knowledge about roe deer in 8 countries and about moose in 3 countries – and you can also see if you are a good population manager on the shooting/cull side. – So you can, in this test, see if you are now shooting the probably right number of animals, divided into males, females and cubs. 

See a few photos from Cull Tools: 

Cull Tools start:

Starten af Afskydningsværktøjer.

Cull tool´s Europe map: 

– where you click on the colored circles to jump directly to the desired Cull Tool: 

Indgang til Afskydningsværktøjer i Europakort

Entrance to Cull Tools: 

You can also go directly to the desired Cull Tool from the displayed overview of the 15 tools: 

Cull tables roe deer:

You will also be provided with some static tables in which you can find the indicative sustainable cull with a calculator reg. roe deer on your own hunting ground – in 8 countries. 

You can copy these tables into a document, which you can take pictures of and transfer to your phone, tablet or tablet – then you have them at hand. 

You can see a photo of these Cull Tables in Gallery: “Photos from Cull Tools”.

                 Jeg I hope you will enjoy and benefit from this Cull Tools.

Yours sincerely

Jack Hansen 

Du og jeg

Right now there is a campaign price for Cull Tools in Danish kroner: 300 

– (about 40 Euro at exchange rate 743).

When buying and using Cull Tools etc. you accept Disclaimer and Reservations.

So you can, for the price of one pack of cartridges or a sunglass , aquire tools that enable you to see the probable number of animals in your hunting area – and see what you can shoot sustainably of males, females and cubs in your hunting area – and also see how you should shoot in the trophy-bearing male population.

By buying and using these tools, you also participate in the conservation of huntable populations, you help to create sustainable hunting, you help to prevent us hunters and landlords from getting restrictions on hunting – and you improve your and our hunting experiences.

The underlaying Wild Game Analysis:

The Cull Tools and Cull Tables above have been made on the basis of the results of a large International and simulating Wild Game Analysis/Population analysis – and for information you can read shortly about this, and see a few selected photos from the Wild Game Analysis.

The Wild Game Analysis will be published soon.

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