PAX 96 Whitetail Center - Handling Facilities

Utilized as not only an annual working entity, the handling facility at the PAX 96 is used daily. It houses a squeeze/drop chute, 7 holding rooms, a laboratory, and storage facilities. Annually, the buck’s antlers are removed and all deer are administered a herd specific vaccination protocol. Both of these procedures are for preventative purposes only, yet having the deer in such a close proximity, permits thorough examinations of each individual animal. Without the antlers, the bucks are less likely to injure each other and the doe during breeding season, and the vaccination regimen is administered for disease prevention. Any other medications or procedures needed to help insure the health of the animal may be performed at this time as well. The barn was constructed to make any necessary handling of the deer as stress free as possible.

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