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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Youth Doe Hunt Proposal

I have recently wrote to the PGC to ask the board to revisit the WMU's that currently have only 1 week of rifle hunting for does during the two week season. I would like the board to consider allowing junior license holders and Mentored Youth hunters to be permitted to harvest a doe the first week of rifle season. Most of these hunters have 1 or 2 days off school the first week. Perfect time to harvest a doe. Once the first Saturday rolls around, we all know the deer have changed travel patterns and obviously it becomes more difficult to find a doe. Plus if you have a bad weather Saturday (like in 2014, fog/rain all day) it really hurts the youths chances in WMU's that currently don't allow harvesting the first week. I have heard from Mr. Weaner (who has never been a fan of youth opportunities) he stated enforcement would be an issue. My thoughts are enforcement is an issue regardless of laws due to lack of personnel. Mr. Weaner stated he would like to go back to a 2 week season to eliminate that issue. Also, if the PGC allots a certain number of licenses, does it really matter if they are used the first week or the second week? I will be attending the meeting in January and speaking to this issue as well.

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Re: Youth Doe Hunt Proposal

Is this proposal in addition to the 3 days of rifle hunting in October?

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Re: Youth Doe Hunt Proposal

I have been harping bout this for years in my post..first week should be doe for all and second week just bucks..plus guys that get that day off work that got there buck with the bow,,family and friends that come home to hunt a few days cant hunt doe,,,good luck and thank you
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I agree with you DJS.

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I agree with you DJS.
X2, we enrolled our property in Dmap this year for this exact reason. We are in 3A which where I hunt in 3A there are doe everywhere. Can only imagine what the deer population will be like next year due to very very little shooting the second week. Anyway my son connected on his first ever deer this year on the first Monday of rifle season. A big mature doe. Glad we own plenty of acerage to be able to Dmap to give my son an opportunity at his first that was taken away from him this year.

Couldn't be more proud of my boy.

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As a kid I was never afforded all these luxuries? We hunted before or after school and when we took off school and Saturdays, I was taken out of school for the doe days too. In my opinion, we are "spoiling" kids, just like households and parents do today and give a false sense of the "efforts" required. You think hunters cry today? Wait until the "now" generation gets into their 50's....

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Re: Youth Doe Hunt Proposal

What would they have done when we started hunting 40 years ago when there was 2 weeks of buck and 3 days of doe
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And we had to be 12
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and we were lucky to get one doe license and if we got a buck we couldn't use it. And we thought those were the good ole days.
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