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Unhappy Deer hunting success

Looks like hunter success has increased approximately 25% from 2011 to 2017.

Hunters shooting at least one deer 2011/26% 2017/34%
hunters shooting more then one deer 2011/8% 2017/11%

the complainers are running out of arguments.
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Crossbows weren't legal in 2011, right?
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Time = Deer killed



This has always been the case...generally speaking.


It's a fair assumption that with more folks archery hunting than ever before that those that do, spend more time doing it and thusly kill more deer. Factor in the reasonable assumption that the ranks we are losing are either lost because of health/death or because they're not 'very avid' hunters then you're left with a more 'alpha' hunter demographic still out there. Alpha hunters kill more deer....that is not an assumption but a fact.
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You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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Time = Deer killed



This has always been the case...generally speaking.


It's a fair assumption that with more folks archery hunting than ever before that those that do, spend more time doing it and thusly kill more deer. Factor in the reasonable assumption that the ranks we are losing are either lost because of health/death or because they're not 'very avid' hunters then you're left with a more 'alpha' hunter demographic still out there. Alpha hunters kill more deer....that is not an assumption but a fact.

Sounds good but who knows who has left and who is left.



Have Tags increased in that same time frame? Time and tags has always been the case. Waugh!

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Looks like hunter success has increased approximately 25% from 2011 to 2017.

Hunters shooting at least one deer 2011/26% 2017/34%
hunters shooting more then one deer 2011/8% 2017/11%

the complainers are running out of arguments.

Not saying one way or the other if the statement is true or accurate or even if it means anything, but I would like to see the math. I think I read that reporting rates have also declined in the same time frame. Just how did someone come to this conclusion other than from the end result of the harvest estimate.

Could be just another case of trying to use an estimate that works for it's intended purpose in a manner it was never intended to be used. That alone brings up the question of is the statement even close to being valid. Waugh!

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Sounds good but who knows who has left and who is left.



Have Tags increased in that same time frame? Time and tags has always been the case. Waugh!

Like I said, assumptions.....reasonable or otherwise. We do know that a big chunk of those that have left are boomers dying/aging out. I make this assumption based solely on personal experiences that the 'less avid' are more likely to hang it up than the 'more avid' among us. I don't think it's unreasonable to suggest that across the board outside of my anecdotal observances as I'm certain I'm not alone....we ALL know someone that used to hunt but no longer does and we likely know whether they were avid hunters or not and we might even know why they hung it up too. For instance, I know zero former AVID hunter that have quit for reasons other than death/health/age. I know many former NON-AVID hunters that quit because they just aren't that into it, weren't successful, didn't find the time worth it, etc, etc. That's just my experience....maybe yours or others' are different, but from some stories I hear I get the impression that's a common theme.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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If the avid hunters are dying off and the non avid hunters are quitting would that not be a wash? Waugh!

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This was an article in QDMA they got statistics from most whitetail states.
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I donít think I know a hunter that doesnít kill at least one deer a year. Most of my friends and my sonís friends kill 3 each year. Where are all these hunters who are getting skunked?
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