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post #1 of 222 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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The Day of the 2nd Buck Tag in PA

It's been discussed many times over on this site, but I haven't seen it on it's own thread here before.

What do you think the overall effects would be?

For me personally, it would probably mean that I'd never shoot another doe in PA again. 2 deer a year is more than enough meat for my family in a season.

I think overall, a lot of guys would take this perspective and perhaps a lot more doe would survive?

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For me personally, it would probably mean that I'd never shoot another doe in PA again. 2 deer a year is more than enough meat for my family in a season.

I think overall, a lot of guys would take this perspective and perhaps a lot more doe would survive?
And that, in a nutshell, is why it probably won't happen anytime soon.
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Re: The Day of the 2nd Buck Tag in PA

I think the majority of guys who have the chance to shoot 2 bucks a year do already. Sad but true. Im like you 2 deer a year is plenty and i would never shoot a doe if I could get 2 buck tags. Just think of how many guys get their old lady to buy a license to get a second buck tag.
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Re: The Day of the 2nd Buck Tag in PA

Really forest ? Only the honest guys get a crack at one buck a year ? wow.


2nd buck tag for PA may happen when hunter # drop to about 300,000.

It's a good spot. Just not today.
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If or when Deer #'s can support it I am all for it. For how much I give the PGC for a nonres tag I should get 2.

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If or when Deer #'s can support it I am all for it. For how much I give the PGC for a nonres tag I should get 2.
If its too expensive, you don't need to buy it.

The deer didn't disappear.... the 250,000 guys who used to walk around and make the deer move did.
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The biggest reason it won't happen is forest health, every one knows bucks hate oak, they don't eat acorns or browse on it, only does do.

So there is no need besides horn porn to kill one, and besides that they taste real bad too.

If it weren't for the auto insurance companies I think bucks would be protected.

Does need killed, all does! They destroy the environment,hate trees, they emit green house gasses and we all know its way harder to kill a doe than some Ole dumb buck.

Does are the trophies and they taste better too,thats why you guys need to kill more does and leave the buck hunting to those of us that just aren't up to the doe hunting standards of today.
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Re: The Day of the 2nd Buck Tag in PA

I don't see it happening for two reasons.

#1. PA hunters are very tied to tradition, sometimes to their own detriment.

#2. I believe that it might work on private land but not state land where access is not limited.

I think more likely will be a system where each hunter is handed a tag for a buck and an antlerless deer (specify the WMU at the POS station). Then in WMU's where more deer need to be taken additional antlerless tags will be issued kind of like New York and New Jersey already have.
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Re: The Day of the 2nd Buck Tag in PA

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If or when Deer #'s can support it I am all for it. For how much I give the PGC for a nonres tag I should get 2.
If its too expensive, you don't need to buy it.
Never said it was too expensive. I would prob buy one if it cost $500 but thats beside the point. I would like to have chance to take 2 buck if herd can sustain it.

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I think the majority of guys who have the chance to shoot 2 bucks a year do already. Sad but true. Im like you 2 deer a year is plenty and i would never shoot a doe if I could get 2 buck tags. Just think of how many guys get their old lady to buy a license to get a second buck tag.
I have a chance to kill 10 or more every year and never take more than 1. Pretty general and negative toward your fellow hunters statement there.

As for 2 buck a year, I never see it happening, we have too many hunters for that. Also they wont like the idea of people not shooting doe.
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