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Author Topic: Deer population  (Read 810 times)

Offline bigrod357

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Deer population
« on: August 03, 2008, 11:39:32 PM »
It seems like that the population of deer here in my state of Illinois is growing.  You see several every week that have been hit along the roadsides.  I feel that it would be beneficial that hunters should have to earn a buck tag first by taking a doe. Any of you hunt in a state where that is required and how has it effected your deer population. There are getting to be several outfitters in my area. They are leasing property where many local hunters had hunted for years and the client's are only after that wall hanger and are passing on the does.
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Re: Deer population
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 06:51:23 AM »
Here in Alabama we do not have a requirement to kill a doe before killing a buck, but DCNR did change the season a few years back which allows us to kill up to 2 does a day all season long. It seems to be working. There are now talking about going back to a limited number of "Doe" days for the 09-10 season.

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Re: Deer population
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 07:33:45 AM »
Hasn't happened in my neck of the woods yet.(Texas)
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Offline NJ Bowhunter

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Re: Deer population
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 08:39:22 AM »
NJ has a doe first in some of our early bow season zones.
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Re: Deer population
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 09:17:10 AM »
we just got done with our earn a buck in my area. It was going to happen this year again and the DNR canceled it. Thank GOD. I didn't like it at all. I don't mind shooting does but I own a 40 and Have 3 to 4 hunters and if we each have to shoot a doe for bow and gun hunting that means that that is 6 to 8 does we would have to shoot. It would wipe out the deer. I don't see that many different does to shoot that many.
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Re: Deer population
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 09:39:22 AM »
bigrod357,
Do you think the more sitings are due too the wet weather illinois had? We noticed in our area southern indiana we seen alot more by roadways due to flooding.

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Re: Deer population
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 06:22:15 PM »
I read a few years ago that there are more Whitetails in North America today than there was when the Pilgrims landed.  I don't know how true that is, but with human population growing and the urbanization of so many places I can see why we see what might appear as larger popluations of deer.

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Re: Deer population
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2008, 11:15:56 PM »
i see them everywhere i dont know how they reproduce so quickly
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Re: Deer population
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 11:54:35 AM »
QDMA has a deer population map. It show our area in SW MS to be about 42 deer per square mile. The closer to the MS River that you get, it goes up to about 60 per square mile.
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