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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lackawanna County, 3D
Re: Deer Population Issue or Hunter Population Issue?
They already limit license sales. Also, tell your buddies and fellow hunters to make sure that they turn in their harvest report cards. For every deer shot that isn't reported, that could possibly equate to 2 or 3 more doe tags the following season.
ESU- the words you say are thoughts i've been having since I started hearing "there aren't any deer left in PA"
Another thought about the "lack of deer" a 1 1/2 yr. old buck is 3 times harder to kill than a yearling, a 2 1/2 yr. old buck is 9 times harder to kill than a 1 1/2, and if my memory serves me correctly a 3 1/2 yr. old is 13 times harder to kill than a 2 1/2 yr. old. Do the math, these deer are smarter than the 3 day a year rifle hunter, and don't think for a minute that because doe don't have any antlers that somehow that makes them stupid. A matriarch doe is probably smarter than even the oldest buck in the woods between october and december.
The deer are still here in our woods they are just older and smarter than what they were 5 years ago. They are also healthier and bigger. Shooting any deer for me is a blessing and a great accomplishment in my eyes.