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do you remember when there use to people in the woods after the first week hunted game lands 57 in 3B second Monday and Saturday lots of land almost no people and no deer I think those remember when days are gone forever
 

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I always said that when they combined doe season with buck season, it was the worst thing that ever happened. After the first 2 days of buck season, the woods were basically empty. Now theres hunters out for the 2 weeks, and they are able to shoot whatever they see. In my area the deer numbers took a big hit, like most other places. When doe season was on its own, it definitely was a lot tougher and you had to hunt hard to find the does, and I think the numbers always stayed pretty good. Now theres just too many chances to deplete the deer population which is very evident these days.
 

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I don't believe they were getting the kill they needed for that to be effective.
As a youngster, it was first day of buck off, the two Saturdays, and first day of doe. And that was if I did not get a buck. How many people can take off the beginning 3 days of a week?
 

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very simple solution. 3 day season. First day and the 2 following Saturdays.

you weren't always guaranteed a 3 day season, many years it was only 2 days and only extended for bad weather.
 

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Remember when we had doe season coming on Monday,Tuesday,and Wednesday?.....and COLD!

There was also chance at not getting a tag so anticipation was high.Now it's I just need to pick where I want one in most cases.You had to apply early back then.It was cold and snowy and drives were common.
 

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I used to look forward to doe season more than buck. I had a better chance to score as a kid in doe season. At the hunting club I used to belong to (near Dushore), maybe 4 or 5 out of the 12 members would get a tag.

Now I don't think I could take the time off of work. Too many other obligations now.

Remember when nobody you knew ever "tagged out" in archery? Nobody even bow hunted in the 1970s and 1980s. October and November was for squirrel hunting.
 

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Not everyone has or can get Saturdays off. I personally liked concurrent seasons cause I only had to miss one day if I couldn't get vacation time
 

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There was also chance at not getting a tag so anticipation was high.Now it's I just need to pick where I want one in most cases.You had to apply early back then.It was cold and snowy and drives were common.
yes you where not guaranteed a permit but growing up in Lackawanna County if you knew people all you had to do was give them to that person. I know that from personal experience oh yes THE GOOD OLD DAYS
 

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No offense guys...but I don't rember the good old days being all that good...I like the way it is now.:)
 

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No offense guys...but I don't rember the good old days being all that good...I like the way it is now.:)
Really? At that time it was not a problem to see deer in the forests. Now some areas you are lucky to see a deer in 2 weeks. Only areas I've been hearing of any numbers seen are by those hunting the areas close to cities or suburbia.
 

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Really? At that time it was not a problem to see deer in the forests. Now some areas you are lucky to see a deer in 2 weeks. Only areas I've been hearing of any numbers seen are by those hunting the areas close to cities or suburbia.
l guess it depends on where you hunted then...and where you hunt now...I did see lots of deer...mostly doe...I didn't hunt them because it was one of either sex with the bow...then your season was over...then if you got a buck in gun season...your doe tag was no longer valid..:(
 

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I am not sure the point about not getting the harvest back then holds water. They barely handed out any tags in Crawford county back in the day, I remember the days of 3,300 doe tags and one and done. All they have ever had to do was issue more tags, and that is what they do now, issue tags and cha ching $$$. The WMU system allows them to massage the numbers a little so you can't see so clearly how many tags get used per county. Don't get me wrong, I am not against the PGC, but don't pee on my pant leg and tell me it is raining, you could kill more deer and more precisely control the numbers in a county by county system than the WMU system.
 
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