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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-06-2018, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Extended Muzzleloader Season...

With all the cold and brutal weather the past 2 weeks of muzzleloader season and the fact that the deer harvest will most likely be down because of it. Plus the fact that some deer may not survive the cold weather temps and the lack of food sources, It would be nice if the PGA would extend the season 1 week like they did for rifle season when there is a major snow fall in years past........thoughts?......


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-06-2018, 09:52 AM
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Flint season is not a numbers management season, or so some folks keep saying.

Flinters love that season, to get out in the woods when the other hunters are too intimidated by the weather to venture forth. I have been out a couple hours every day.

Slickshot< you are not one of those fair weather flint lock hunters are you?
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Has flintlock season ever been extended? I don't know that I see it happening. The harvest is so minimal in the FL season that I don't think a reduced harvest will have much impact on the overall goals. I would be shocked to see this happen.
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I do not foresee any deer mortality to speak of from this cold snap....especially in areas where the snowfall is not very deep. Typically deer fare much better than we give them credit.

I would be willing to bet more deer die from roadway collisions during the cold snap than from the cold snap itself.

Weather forecast says the temps are to be in the 40s and even 50s here in SC PA next week.
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It has been a lot of years since the regular firearms season has even been extended.If y memory serves me back when it was it was because of rain,not snow and cold.
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Low impact season.

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In some areas deer have been hunted from mid September. Lots of seasons to take a deer. Deer season will get extended...starting in the the fall of 2018.
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As others have said; it will not happen because the flintlock season/late archery season isn't about harvest numbers.

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If you want an extended season, just come down to the special regs areas. Our FL season lasts until Jan 25th this year.
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With all the cold and brutal weather the past 2 weeks of muzzleloader season and the fact that the deer harvest will most likely be down because of it. Plus the fact that some deer may not survive the cold weather temps and the lack of food sources, It would be nice if the PGA would extend the season 1 week like they did for rifle season when there is a major snow fall in years past........thoughts?......
They will never extend Flintlock season.
The way I have seen things this year I have seen a lot more deer being harvested this year, because hunters are doing a lot of still hunting and the snow is helping. I can't wait for the end results and harvest report.

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