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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pa. Lackawanna Scranton
Has this happened already?
After over a decade of HR where are we? Some say they went too far, some say their stablizing,and some say we still have more to go. I think that we all can agree that how you see this depends on where and how you hunt.
After reading many hunters posts on this issue I think that their may be a problem.
In many WMUs many hunters say that their is good deer numbers on private land and few deer on public land. This is something that hasn't and isn't going to change. So what should be done about it?
It's easy for some of us to give advice to hunters who are complaining and call them bad hunters. That may be true in some cases, but is it true in all cases?
I think what needs to be done is for the PGC to determine How many deer the public land in each WMU can support and adjust the doe tags accordingly.
The PGC can't and shouldn't be able to control deer numbers on private land. I respect landowners right to do what the choose with their property, but if their actions hurt the the public lands then the PGC needs to adress this issue.
If over harvesting is occuring on public land and under harvesting is occuring on private land and the PGC sees that the doe kill was down according to their stats, and believe that more doe should have been harvested, then what good is issueing more tags for that WMU?
Another thing might be to divide the doe tags in each WMU between public/private land, What do you think?
Only fools fight in a burning house...Day of the dove