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post #1 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Preliminary Deer Harvest

From today's PGC presentation to the House Game and Fisheries Committee:

I would like to begin by addressing several of our wildlife-management issues. Of particular interest to you, as well as the public, is the success of our hunters and furtakers during the 2012-13 hunting seasons.

Based on the sex, age, and kill (SAK) data collected by our 33 deer-aging teams, which examined 26,000 deer and hunter-harvest reports, we estimate that our hunters harvested <span style="text-decoration: underline">343,110</span> deer during the combined deer seasons in 2012-13.

The antlered harvest was <span style="text-decoration: underline">133,860</span> and the antlerless harvest was <span style="text-decoration: underline">209,250</span>. The antlered harvest was a <span style="font-weight: bold">5 percent increase</span> over the harvest in 2011-12 and the antlerless harvest was very similar to the 2011-12 harvest.

In comparison to years prior to the implementation of antler restrictions, the age structure and the number of 2.5-year-old and older bucks have increased.

Archery hunters were responsible for 32 percent of the total antlered deer harvest, and 48 percent of the archery antlered harvest was taken by individuals using crossbows

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Are these 2012/13 numbers? They look like it.

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" Of particular interest to you, as well as the public, is the success of our hunters and furtakers during the 2012-13 hunting seasons"

Last years numbers, it's still a little early for 2013/2014 numbers.

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Little odd that the figures released last spring, would be reiterated at today's meeting, isn't it?

Numbers for the <span style="font-style: italic">current</span> year are usually released in March, ahead of the April BOC meeting.

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Little odd that the figures released last spring, would be reiterated at today's meeting, isn't it?
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All 125 pages of the report

The report is all old news, especially when you get to the Waterfowl news. It gives regulations and bag limits for the 2012/2013 season. Not sure why they'd present something like this??

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Because the 2013 / 2014 season and fiscal year are not done yet.

See, if they really wanted oversight (legislators) they would get this report in the fall of each year. instead, the legislature waits to just before the April meeting where season and bag limits are set. The better to bash and use the office for <span style="text-decoration: line-through">personal gain </span> influence.


I found it strange that Causer had the video of the hearing posted on his personal office website - but it wasn't available on the House G&F committee web page.


Reportedly, he stated that the GC is getting to much land and becoming a land baron.

I do think he is off the reservation and nearly anti hunting. He surely doesn't have the best long term ideas for hunting and trapping in mind as the chair of the House F&G committee.


Ethical issues as well as he seems to be co opting taxpayer paid for video for personal use.

http://www.repcauser.com/Video/67323...tional_Meeting

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48 percent of the archery antlered harvest was taken by individuals using crossbows. So its split 52/48 already wow

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48 percent of the archery antlered harvest was taken by individuals using crossbows. So its split 52/48 already wow
I remember years ago the same thing was said about compound bows
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48 percent of the archery antlered harvest was taken by individuals using crossbows. So its split 52/48 already wow
That honestly surprises me.
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