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post #1 of 148 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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I was born in Pennsylvania and come back to deer hunt. Paying the non-resident license to enjoy the time with my brother. It is a good thing I enjoy visiting my brother because what has happened to the deer herd is criminal.
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post #2 of 148 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 09:23 PM
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I have hunted Tioga county since 1977. I have never had a problem finding & killing deer. The herd is lower then in the 90's, must hunt a little differently now, but still can find deer.
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Plenty of deer still around from what I see.
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yeah, we only kill about 340,000 now.

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I was born in Pennsylvania and come back to deer hunt. Paying the non-resident license to enjoy the time with my brother. It is a good thing I enjoy visiting my brother because what has happened to the deer herd is criminal.
I agree!
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I started hunting Pa in 1963. It was not unusual to see 100 deer a day. Not anymore since they decided to kill off the does to attract trophy hunters. How did that work out for them as far as numbers of hunting licenses sold. The sales have been declining over the last 10 years. We are talking 100,000 or more. From over 1,000,000 to 900,000.
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I started hunting Pa in 1963. It was not unusual to see 100 deer a day. Not anymore since they decided to kill off the does to attract trophy hunters. How did that work out for them as far as numbers of hunting licenses sold. The sales have been declining over the last 10 years. We are talking 100,000 or more. From over 1,000,000 to 900,000.
Do you honestly think seeing 100 deer in a day was good for the deer and the forests they lived in? Or doesn't it matter as long as you saw bunches deer and maybe a spike buck to shoot?

As for trophy hunting that was never the goal of deer management plan.

Iím a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
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Plenty of deer still around from what I see.
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post #9 of 148 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 11:24 PM
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I started hunting Pa in 1963. It was not unusual to see 100 deer a day. Not anymore since they decided to kill off the does to attract trophy hunters. How did that work out for them as far as numbers of hunting licenses sold. The sales have been declining over the last 10 years. We are talking 100,000 or more. From over 1,000,000 to 900,000.
Do you honestly think seeing 100 deer in a day was good for the deer and the forests they lived in? Or doesn't it matter as long as you saw bunches deer and maybe a spike buck to shoot?

As for trophy hunting that was never the goal of deer management plan.
Sure it was I can produce the video of Alt holding up the bigger rack to dangle the carrot in front of the hunters to get his program pushed through. The premise was Bigger Bucks better age structure (which has been a total failure). Less deer so the forest would regenerate itself without managing it. It was not very well thought out from the beginning and it still is not. But bigger buck was definitely a major selling point to this disaster.
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post #10 of 148 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 11:49 PM
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Oh, you mean holding up a rack that wasn't from a 1.5 year old buck. Guess it's all in ones perspective.

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