I always said that when they combined doe season with buck season, it was the worst thing that ever happened. After the first 2 days of buck season, the woods were basically empty. Now theres hunters out for the 2 weeks, and they are able to shoot whatever they see. In my area the deer numbers took a big hit, like most other places. When doe season was on its own, it definitely was a lot tougher and you had to hunt hard to find the does, and I think the numbers always stayed pretty good. Now theres just too many chances to deplete the deer population which is very evident these days.