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Antler Restrictions Temporarily Suspended

From the PA Outdoor News: "A number of states have implemented dropping antler point restrictions after CWD positive deer were discovered. They have taken that action because a large majority of yearling bucks disperse up to 12 miles in the spring and fall. Such dispersal of CWD positive bucks spreads the disease. Eliminating antler restrictions is a strategy to slow that dispersal. Michigan, Missouri and Arkansas recently dropped their antler restrictions. Will Pennsylvania soon follow? Eliminating antler restrictions to deal with CWD has been accepted by hunters in the other states.

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Is it a better option than bringing in sharpshooters after the season to eradicate the deer herds in the CWD areas?
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I'd support it in designated CWD control zones only.
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I'd support it in designated CWD control zones only.
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Though I don't understand having antler restrictions in Special Regs areas
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Yeah.... Right....
18 month old buck do SO much to the overall whitetail population...

CWD is here to stay. Get over it. Move on.
Kill off the elk herd first... once they are gone, let's see how many new drastic changes are made...
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How come?

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Yeah.... Right....
18 month old buck do SO much to the overall whitetail population...

CWD is here to stay. Get over it. Move on.
Kill off the elk herd first... once they are gone, let's see how many new drastic changes are made...
Wadman, how come CWD areas are not near near the Elk populations? Duh.
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I would support dropping AR regardless of the reason.
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DUH...
Heard of DMA3?
Educate yourself.

Removing antler restrictions will do nothing to stop spread. The elk no longer belong here. Sorry... they were killed off long ago. Thats just what happens with human expansion. Some things gotta go. Part of the losing battle they are fighting.
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DUH...
Heard of DMA3?
Educate yourself.

Removing antler restrictions will do nothing to stop spread. The elk no longer belong here. Sorry... they were killed off long ago. Thats just what happens with human expansion. Some things gotta go. Part of the losing battle they are fighting.
I think others are in denial that the deer do not cross the DMA lines. Just wait a year, it will be in their backyard too.
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DUH...
Heard of DMA3?
Educate yourself.

Removing antler restrictions will do nothing to stop spread. The elk no longer belong here. Sorry... they were killed off long ago. Thats just what happens with human expansion. Some things gotta go. Part of the losing battle they are fighting.
This is one of the dumbest things that I have ever read on this site.
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I support dropping antler restrictions especially in late muzzleloader season.Tough to see brow tines without a scope.

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