Re: Have you seen herd reduction strategies working 2b
Oh yeah, The biggest myth about hunting urban deer is the "tame deer" myth! Big woods deer and farm country deer are both WAYYYY easier to hunt. Just like your dog knows there's a stranger near long before he sees him, urban/suburban deer are extremely "street smart" [/quote]
I don't know if a totally agree with this. Suburban deer are smart and they sure are not tame but they are not tougher than hunting deer in the big woods. For one, they have a lot less places to hide and when the rut is on big bucks will get stupid and chase a doe into a little 5 acre patch of woods in some suburban woodlot. Suburban hunting requires a lot of patience more than anything. They will hang out in an area for a while and the next thing you know you won't be able to see a deer for a week or two. Suburban hunting also has limited options but big woods are a lot tougher to narrow things down so I feel that big woods hunting requires more scouting and knowledge so to speak. I also know of a lot of novice hunters who score big time in suburbia on monster bucks but if you put them in an area with thousands of acres of public land they would not know where to begin. This has been my experience anyhow. [/quote]
I AGREE WITH THAT COMPLETELY.I've never hunted 2B but I've hunted humanized deer.They do know where you're a threat and where you're not.Even though they may seem tame,once you get into an area where people normally aren't,they aren't all that tame.Still,there's a big difference trying to pattern deer in contiguous forest than there is in fragmented urban areas.