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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Expanding the 4 point rule

I have to say I am growing a bit jealous of all those slammers being taken in Western PA. The deer coming out of this area show the potential for the entire area if a deer and make it to maturity. I live and hunt in NEPA and I personally would love to see the 4 point rule expanded to my area.

Just wondering what others think of the 4 point rule that have to hunt in those areas? I haven't done much research but it seems like the rest of PA would benefit from this being a state wide rule.
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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 01:33 PM
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Re: Expanding the 4 point rule

I think if rest of the state went to "three up" it would work nicely.

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Re: Expanding the 4 point rule

I'm all for it. but good luck convincing PA hunters, we can't even get sunday hunting.

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post #4 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 01:37 PM
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Re: Expanding the 4 point rule

I would not mind seeing it extended to other areas or the entire state. I know lots of people would [censored] like they did when the PGC first implemented AR, but as you can see, it's paying off. The only question I would have is is there enough food source in some of the areas of the state for bucks to grow that big? Granted, genetics has a lot to do with antler size, but you can have the best genetics in the state and it won't ammount to that much without a good food source. Just my opinion on this...
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Re: Expanding the 4 point rule

The genetics are everywhere. Thats not the problem. The food is almost everywhere. There are good years and bad years for mast everywhere in the country. Again, not the problem. The problem is age, and to create a better age structure, I would love to see 3 up implemented in most parts of the state. Theres no reason the entire state cant produce deer like the ones coming out of the northwest and southeast areas. The antler restrictions certainly help, but I think another big factor in the size of those deer is hunters being more selective. Passing on legal 1.5 and 2.5 year old bucks is becoming more and more popular, and more and more of those deer are making it to 3 and 4. If it can continue, you will continue to see pope and young and above bucks regularly taken here in Pa.

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Re: Expanding the 4 point rule

I'd like to see it, but I'm not sure if we could get a majority vote on it here in the southeast/southcentral. We're trying to implement something like that on the leased land I hunt on and we're getting a lot of resistance from the guys who just want to shoot deer.
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Re: Expanding the 4 point rule

If the 3 up law was implemented across the entire state I don't think food would be an issue. After a couple of years of shooting does, and having to let a lot of bucks walk I think we would see a more balanced buck to do ratio and we would start seeing a lot of slammers roaming the woods.

Pa would probably still have close to the same amount of deer in the state, there would just be more bucks and less does thats all.

We would also probably experience a better rut season, which would be very exciting IMO.

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post #8 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 02:15 PM
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Re: Expanding the 4 point rule

I hunt in 2E which is three to a side, but I would not be opposed to going to 3 Up. It obviously would be beneficial to the herd.

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Re: Expanding the 4 point rule

I'm with the 3 up rule statewide
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go back to the spike rule!!!

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