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#3073996 - 12/11/12 09:27 AM Re: BSK, economic outcome of any weapon season [Re: TX300mag]
Doskil
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Muzzleloader seasons are a joke now with scoped 300-400 yard smokeless powder guns now for sale.

I think South Carolina has it right with 'any legal weapon' seasons.

I think they are the only state to have such seasons

Archery and muzzleloader seasons have no real place in deer management anymore and just serve to sell stuff.


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#3074089 - 12/11/12 10:39 AM Re: BSK, economic outcome of any weapon season [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
Anyone ever gone on one of the quota gun hunts on one of the National Wildlife Refuges that "require" your killing an antlerless deer to "earn" a buck tag?

Their "earn-a-buck" program quickly became a total joke on these quota hunts because so many hunters simply ignored the regs, without consequence. At the end of the day, this reg has mainly just punished honest hunters for being honest.

Be careful what you wish for.


Unfortunately (for the deer herd), many hunters did live by the regs. Now the section of National Refuge by my place has no deer left. "Earn-A-Buck," continued after the '07 EHD outbreak, decimated that population.
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#3074109 - 12/11/12 10:50 AM Re: BSK, economic outcome of any weapon season [Re: Doskil]
Rubberduck270
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 Originally Posted By: Doskil
Muzzleloader seasons are a joke now with scoped 300-400 yard smokeless powder guns now for sale.

I think South Carolina has it right with 'any legal weapon' seasons.

I think they are the only state to have such seasons

Archery and muzzleloader seasons have no real place in deer management anymore and just serve to sell stuff.

The actual number of people in TN with a ML of making those types of shots is obviously a lot lower than you realize. A hot ML is no different than a fast bow, crossbow or rifle. If you want speed, you have to pay for it.
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#3074119 - 12/11/12 10:57 AM Re: BSK, economic outcome of any weapon season [Re: BSK]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Unfortunately (for the deer herd), many hunters did live by the regs. Now the section of National Refuge by my place has no deer left. "Earn-A-Buck," continued after the '07 EHD outbreak, decimated that population.

Even more unfortunately, I'm now convinced that the main reason those refuges instituted "Earn-A-Buck" was to purposefully decimate the deer herd. Their focus is not on wildlife so much as it is on waterfowl. They don't seem to want ANY deer on their refuges.

Honest hunters were used as pawns to decimate the deer herd, while there was little if any repercussion to those dishonest hunters who continued to just shoot the first bucks that came along.

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#3074132 - 12/11/12 11:10 AM Re: BSK, economic outcome of any weapon season [Re: Wes Parrish]
BSK
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: BSK
Unfortunately (for the deer herd), many hunters did live by the regs. Now the section of National Refuge by my place has no deer left. "Earn-A-Buck," continued after the '07 EHD outbreak, decimated that population.

Even more unfortunately, I'm now convinced that the main reason those refuges instituted "Earn-A-Buck" was to purposefully decimate the deer herd.


I agree.
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