B Hunter wrote:dan wrote:The much, much bigger problem is the doe slaughter. A lot of guys don't even realize whats really going on. For instance, I think I saw a couple posts saying "one buck rule" regardless of weapon... That and an antler point restriction would do nothing if they continue with the doe slaughter, and here is why: During Wisconsin's December "holiday hunt" 11% of the "does" shot are shed bucks, and almost 1/2 are button bucks. about 1/2 the deer killed are actually bucks... And... I got those figures from a Wisconsin WDNR Biologist.
A P R's might be nice at some point, but the overall bad management needs to be addressed 1st.
What do you personally think the DNR’s motive is behind all these doe hunts? Ignorance/general bad management or do they have a specific goal they want to attain?
Old school numbers management rather than whats good for hunters and deer. They want a very low deer per square mile ratio, and dont look at things like age diversity and hunter numbers...