Agreed, almost restores some hope in the WB.
I agree but I'm afraid these groups will try to get the buck/doe ratio's raised higher to stop the tag increases in the future.I like the "smoke 'em if you've got 'em" approach to deer management. A wise sportsman, well involved in management once told me that there is no such thing as a deer savings account as we are only one bad winter away from losing any 'surplus' that we might develop. This, combined with the fact that does can all still be bred with very low ratios leads me to support as many of us going deer hunting each year as possible.
'Eat drink and be merry.... For next winter they may all die."-------SS
I'm sure your right.I am beginning to think most of these trophy guys would be happy never allowing hunting and just get there jollies picking up monster buck sheds every spring.
As has been said, he makes his living off of big bucks. Less competition is better for his bottom line.I'm kind of a masochist, so tonight I went through each unit in the state comparing the proposed tag increases to unit success rates to see how many more bucks will be killed if tag numbers increase as proposed and harvest rates stay static.
A grand total of 1,344 more bucks will be killed across the state. Distributed over 3 different hunting seasons. Within a population estimated at just over 400,000 statewide.
And Ryan Hatch wants less hunters in the field.
Should see is the right phrase... if guys like Mr. Hatch and other special interest groups have their way we won't.You have to go back to 2008, 91,750 deer permits to find numbers like
we should see this year.