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Join Date: May 2007
Location: PA Mercer County
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.
Would you support it?
Is it a better option than bringing in sharpshooters after the season to eradicate the deer herds in the CWD areas?