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#3135082 - 01/22/13 07:28 PM Shorter season
74MOPAR
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If some got their way and it was shortened would it have a noticable affect on the population or just shift herd patterns that we wouldnt see?
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#3135097 - 01/22/13 07:33 PM Re: Shorter season [Re: 74MOPAR]
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I'm sure it would just shift their patterns, but I guess it is plausable to assume that less time = less kills.

However one could also assume with less time people would be less selective, less picky and less patient and just kill the normal amount of deer they do by shooting the first deer that comes by. I killed 4 this past season, but passed at least 10-12 deer. if time was shorter I would not pass some of those deer to ensure i got the deer i wanted for the freezer.
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#3135106 - 01/22/13 07:37 PM Re: Shorter season [Re: Bone Collector]
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 Originally Posted By: Bone Collector
I'm sure it would just shift their patterns, but I guess it is plausable to assume that less time = less kills.

However one could also assume with less time people would be less selective, less picky and less patient and just kill the normal amount of deer they do by shooting the first deer that comes by. I killed 4 this past season, but passed at least 10-12 deer. if time was shorter I would not pass some of those deer to ensure i got the deer i wanted for the freezer.
Good point
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#3135304 - 01/22/13 09:17 PM Re: Shorter season [Re: Football Hunter]
74MOPAR
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You may be right,didnt think of it like that
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#3135396 - 01/22/13 10:32 PM Re: Shorter season [Re: 74MOPAR]
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bone collector is right as some people would not change the way they hunt I think I whole lot more people would be a lot less picky.
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#3135640 - 01/23/13 08:01 AM Re: Shorter season [Re: deerhunter10]
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Ohio kills almost as many deer as we do with a gun, in SIX days!
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#3135672 - 01/23/13 08:26 AM Re: Shorter season [Re: Bone Collector]
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 Originally Posted By: Bone Collector
I'm sure it would just shift their patterns, but I guess it is plausable to assume that less time = less kills.

However one could also assume with less time people would be less selective, less picky and less patient and just kill the normal amount of deer they do by shooting the first deer that comes by. I killed 4 this past season, but passed at least 10-12 deer. if time was shorter I would not pass some of those deer to ensure i got the deer i wanted for the freezer.


That is my point, exactly.

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#3135746 - 01/23/13 09:08 AM Re: Shorter season [Re: Winchester]
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Ohio kills almost as many deer as we do with a gun, in SIX days!


How sad would that be to only have 6 days to hunt no matter how many deer you killed.
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#3135808 - 01/23/13 10:12 AM Re: Shorter season [Re: WRbowhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: WRbowhunter
 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Ohio kills almost as many deer as we do with a gun, in SIX days!


How sad would that be to only have 6 days to hunt no matter how many deer you killed.


Yeah, those states with just a week to hunt would be depressing for me. If you get sick or some job related crud came up, you miss the whole season! \:\(

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#3135875 - 01/23/13 10:51 AM Re: Shorter season [Re: Hunter 257W]
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I passed on a whole bunch of deer during rifle season that i probably wouldn't have if i didnt have so much time to be selective
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