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CheckStation Q&A -

1. What is CheckStation?

2. How does CheckStation work?

3. Why should I use CheckStation?

4. What kind of deer data do I enter into CheckStation?

5. What kind of reports can I get from CheckStation?

6. You mentioned environmental information. How will that help me?

7. I have several leases on my property. Can I use CheckStation to keep separate records for each of my leases?

8. What if I manage more than 25 properties?

9. Is CheckStation easy to use?

10. Will CheckStation work on my old computer?

11. How much does it cost?

12. How can I order CheckStation or get more information?

 


 

1. What is CheckStation?

CheckStation is a software product designed to provide information to help landowners, hunting clubs, and wildlife managers make deer management decisions.

2. How does CheckStation work?

CheckStation is a tool that allows a deer manager to input deer harvest data and develop reports and graphs used to analyze herd health and make informed management decisions. You record deer harvest and observation information on data sheets or cards printed from CheckStation. After you input the data into CheckStation you can develop a variety of reports and graphs that can be used to determine if you are meeting your herd management objectives, or help you decide if you need to make changes in harvest strategies to meet your objectives.

3. Why should I use CheckStation?

Historically deer managers recorded data on deer harvest sheets or jawbone cards, but then had to either summarize the information by hand or enter it into a variety of spreadsheets or databases that did not offer ease of use or quick reporting capabilities. CheckStation provides a user-friendly format to enter deer harvest data, and a quick, easy method to develop all the reports needed to make deer management decisions. CheckStation also features a variety of graphs that can be developed with a few simple clicks of the mouse, something no other software application can do with ease. The best part of all this is a software package that anyone can use without having to be an expert in developing spreadsheets or managing databases.

4. What kind of deer data do I enter into CheckStation?

There are three kinds of data you input into CheckStation. One is harvest data; age and weight (live or dressed) for all animals; lactation for does; and antler points, inside spread, beam length, and beam circumference for bucks. These criteria provide the best and most complete look at herd health. Another type of data is observation data, which is the number of bucks, does, and fawns observed while sitting on a stand. The third type of data is environmental, which is the conditions present when a buck is harvested; moon phase, temperature, wind speed, sky conditions (clear, cloudy, rain, etc.), and time of day. This last set of information is more for hunting information than herd management.

5. What kind of reports can I get from CheckStation?

There are three basic reports you can develop from CheckStation. One is simply a listing of all the data for each deer harvested or each observation. The next is a report that summarizes deer harvest data or observations for the entire season; for example, if the harvest includes 10 3 ?-year-old bucks, six 4 ?-year-olds, and three 5 1/2 ?year-olds, the report breaks down average weight, number of points, inside spread, and beam length and circumference by age class . The third report is a 5 year harvest trend report that will allow you to see trends in harvest data once you have 5 years of information entered into CheckStation. You can also print a variety of graphs providing a visual presentation of your data. For instance, you can print a graph that allows you to see how many bucks you harvested in each age class. You can also print a graph that shows buck harvest by age class for each of 5 years. If you have a goal to reduce the harvest of young bucks, these graphs will allow you to see very easily whether or not you are meeting your goal. Finally, there are graphs that show the number of bucks harvested by a variety of environmental conditions. These graphs allow you to easily see the conditions when you most likely harvest bucks.

6. You mentioned environmental information. How will that help me?

Environmental conditions is a feature we added to CheckStation that really does not help in herd management, but is more for the fun of keeping up with the conditions under which you most likely harvest bucks. With CheckStation you can record the moon phase, wind speed, time of day, and sky conditions (clear, cloudy, rain, etc.) and print graphs that show you the conditions when you kill the most bucks.

7. I have several leases on my property. Can I use CheckStation to keep separate records for each of my leases?

CheckStation comes in two versions. The single tract version is for the landowner or wildlife manager who only needs to keep deer data on a single piece of property. The multiple tract version allows a landowner or wildlife manager to keep data on up to 25 different pieces of property. With the multiple tract version, a landowner with several different leases or pastures, or a wildlife consultant managing several different properties, can not only develop reports for each individual tract or pasture, but can also summarize data for all tracts combined so they can look at data across their entire property.

8. What if I manage more than 25 properties?

Contact us and we will quote you a price based on the number of properties you manage.

9. Is CheckStation easy to use?

Our goal while developing CheckStation was to provide a tool that anyone could use, so making it user-friendly was one of the primary considerations. While CheckStation was written by a professional software developer, it was designed by a wildlife management consultant who uses the program himself, and knows the importance of making it easy to use.

10. Will CheckStation work on my old computer?

CheckStation is designed to run on computers with Windows 98 operating systems or newer. It will not work on computers running Windows 95.

11. How much does it cost?

The CheckStation single tract version is $29.95. The multiple tract version is $59.95. Shipping and handling cost is an additional $3.95 if ordering a CD.

12. How can I order CheckStation or get more information?

You can find out more about CheckStation and order the program online by visiting the Natural Resource Systems, LLC website at www.nrsllc.com and clicking on the CheckStation Deer Management Software button. You can e-mail us at checkstation@nrsllc.com if you have questions or want more information. If you have a high-speed internet connection you can download CheckStation software directly from the website. If you do not have high-speed internet you can print and mail an order form to receive a CheckStation CD. If you do not have internet access you can simply write us at the address below to receive a CheckStation brochure: CheckStation P.O. Box 628 Atlanta, TX 75551 You can also order the program directly by enclosing a check for $33.90 for each single tract version ordered, or $63.90 for each multiple tract version, and send it to the above address. You will receive your CheckStation CD within 2-4 weeks.




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