February 17, 2012 at 7:09pm
All those states except missouri u have to draw a buck tag. My fathers generation just wanted to bring the deer back to hunt. My generation was lucky enough to benefit from this and we could kill a buck and doe a day for awhile, but not many doe days. So we pushed for bigger bucks. We didnt know that meant cutting the herd in half. So lawf did what we asked, but we went too far in some cases. Now, like was said, our biggest problem is hunter recruitement and we realize we were wrong about how much pressure is ok. Also there was thousands of acres up until that time that are now public that never allowed any does to be killed(tesas,buckhorn;bayou mason, ouachita, darbone nwr, upper ouachita) No one is saying u shouldnt shoot some does, but if u hunt them everyday, u will kill them less. When they first started this evryday, we were hunting 'tamer' deer, now the deer have never had a moment they werent legal so they are all nocturnal. Its not too much feeding, its survival. U would avoid sonic if u could get shot.lol Where was it ever written that hunting should be hard? It should be a fun, relaxing time in the outdoors to see wildlife in native habitat, not a zoo. Why should we have to wade a mile in hip boots to see a deer? Thats fine for those who like a challenge, but what about us old folks, kids, and handicapped people? I dont like the answer to be set special seasons for special groups, bring back the deer and it doesnt matter what we hunt with or how many doe days we have.