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Re: Doe seasons

Unread postby rfickes87 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:54 am

Dewey wrote:
dan wrote:
Dewey wrote:Image

Check out Shawano County! :shock:

6 WITH YOUR BOW LICENSE, 6 WITH YOUR GUN, AND YOU CAN FILL THEM WITH ANY WEPON, SOOO... THEY GOT 12 DOE TAGS EACH, AND COULD BUY MORE IF THEY WANTED THEM... Wonder why no one is seeing deer. lol.

All those tags and the antlerless harvest was still down 13.5% during the 9 day gun season in Shawano County.

The numbers just don’t add up for record high deer numbers. :liar:


Dan, I read most of this thread but I didn't hear you mention anything about CWD. I'm just curious, do you think the large amount of doe tags given out are all in the name of CWD? I live in a CWD "hot zone" here in PA and times are getting to be just as bad here. We had the largest drop off of hunters from 2017 to 2018 (about 26,000 just adult licenses) and I think it's all related to guys being fed up that they're just not seeing deer and frustrated at how many tags are being given out in the last few years. Now I'm reading about how the game commission wants to give out a second buck tag in PA AND increase doe tags AND lift antler restrictions in our area AND continue sharp shooting. Its only going to further upset the masses of hunters. This CWD is a real shame and i don't think its even the disease that hurts the population, its just the game commission's poor way of managing it.. I personally am not worried about the disease ruining the herd but I am worried the game commission is going to take the population down to a point where the majority of hunters just give up and I hate to see that happen.


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Re: Doe seasons

Unread postby dan » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:09 am

rfickes87 wrote:
Dewey wrote:
dan wrote:
Dewey wrote:Image

Check out Shawano County! :shock:

6 WITH YOUR BOW LICENSE, 6 WITH YOUR GUN, AND YOU CAN FILL THEM WITH ANY WEPON, SOOO... THEY GOT 12 DOE TAGS EACH, AND COULD BUY MORE IF THEY WANTED THEM... Wonder why no one is seeing deer. lol.

All those tags and the antlerless harvest was still down 13.5% during the 9 day gun season in Shawano County.

The numbers just don’t add up for record high deer numbers. :liar:


Dan, I read most of this thread but I didn't hear you mention anything about CWD. I'm just curious, do you think the large amount of doe tags given out are all in the name of CWD? I live in a CWD "hot zone" here in PA and times are getting to be just as bad here. We had the largest drop off of hunters from 2017 to 2018 (about 26,000 just adult licenses) and I think it's all related to guys being fed up that they're just not seeing deer and frustrated at how many tags are being given out in the last few years. Now I'm reading about how the game commission wants to give out a second buck tag in PA AND increase doe tags AND lift antler restrictions in our area AND continue sharp shooting. Its only going to further upset the masses of hunters. This CWD is a real shame and i don't think its even the disease that hurts the population, its just the game commission's poor way of managing it.. I personally am not worried about the disease ruining the herd but I am worried the game commission is going to take the population down to a point where the majority of hunters just give up and I hate to see that happen.

Actually I think cwd was the excuse... dont get me wrong, no one wants cwd, but wisconsin started the whole kill em all in the name of cwd agenda. After many years of arguing with hunters who would not allow for a lower population. When cwd came along it was the perfect way for them to say population control was mandatory... there is no science at all backing that herd reduction can stop or cure cwd, there is even one study I know of that showed lowering the population spread cwd outward faster by greatly increasing bucks home ranges. There really is no answer to cwd... but back to the point you made, many of the county's including that shawne county I believe are no wh err te near the cwd cases we have in wisconsin. At least to my knowledge.
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Re: Doe seasons

Unread postby mike_mc » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:47 am

I picked up a road kill so I would have meat. I want big bucks, so I don't shoot young ones. And I want more deer in the areas I hunt, so I don't shot does either.


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