forgehunter wrote: mcmidc wrote:
What about areas where there are no doe tags? Now a guy can't fill his freezer because another want to hunt trophies?
The opnions on "the other website" are that, then you need to find another unit to hunt then...
Well then I guess my opinion differs from theirs. And I pass on small bucks. Antler restrictions aren't the way to go. They've had them in Michigan for many years now and look at all the booners falling every year
. If these guys are really interested in more mature bucks then they should look more into a one buck rule(total for all weapons). But I still don't see why certain people think that they should be able to take "public" land (which belongs to all), and manage it the way a select few want it. Manage private land any way you want, but I think public should be left for the average guy to hunt what he wants.
This obsession with large antlers is going overboard. I like to shoot big bucks as much is the next guy, but I don't look down on any one for shooting whatever they are happy with. I've shot a 3.5 year old buck in the big woods that was an 8 pointer with a 13 inch spread, under these new rules I couldn't of even taken a mature deer?