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#3654580 - Yesterday at 08:20 PM Re: Deer population & hunter success in decline? [Re: stik]
landman
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Registered: 11/15/09
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Loc: TN & Western KY

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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: TX300mag
It's sad, but I've seen people in Texas ostracized, made fun of, and looked down on for their FIRST deer being a 2.5 and even 3.5 year old buck.

I remember one instance in particular where a young hunter (13-14 years old) walked away during the early season and never came back. He watched his father being ridiculed and chastised for killing his first deer, which was an 8 point buck that didn't meet other hunters standard (no rule violated). Way to introduce two new hunters to the sport.

That's the truth
that happens here(tndeer) too. there are those amongst us who belittle others' deer if they don't meet their standards.
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#3654657 - Yesterday at 09:14 PM Re: Deer population & hunter success in decline? [Re: landman]
Wes Parrish
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Registered: 06/12/02
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Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

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 Originally Posted By: landman
TWRA showed a graph today that showed TN 3.5 yr old buck harvest has dropped the last 2-3 yrs we are now back to the same amount killed in 2008

Wonder if it had anything to do with the November muzzleloader buck limit going from 1 to 3 bucks, was that about 4 years ago?

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#3654687 - Yesterday at 09:43 PM Re: Deer population & hunter success in decline? [Re: Wes Parrish]
landman
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: landman
TWRA showed a graph today that showed TN 3.5 yr old buck harvest has dropped the last 2-3 yrs we are now back to the same amount killed in 2008

Wonder if it had anything to do with the November muzzleloader buck limit going from 1 to 3 bucks, was that about 4 years ago?


Good point Wes.

But that couldn't be a factor....less than 2,500 killed 3 bucks this year
But at the same time 120,000 didn't kill a buck...those numbers are per TWRA
as of today
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#3654707 - Yesterday at 10:02 PM Re: Deer population & hunter success in decline? [Re: landman]
AT Hiker
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 816
Loc: Clarksville, Tennessee

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 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: landman
TWRA showed a graph today that showed TN 3.5 yr old buck harvest has dropped the last 2-3 yrs we are now back to the same amount killed in 2008

Wonder if it had anything to do with the November muzzleloader buck limit going from 1 to 3 bucks, was that about 4 years ago?


Good point Wes.

But that couldn't be a factor....less than 2,500 killed 3 bucks this year
But at the same time 120,000 didn't kill a buck...those numbers are per TWRA
as of today


Im not one to argue with TWRA records, but 120,000 didnt kill one? I would like to see a breakdown of demographics on these people. Are they bird hunters and fisherman who buy a sportsmans tag, lifetime tag holders who dont deer hunt, relatives in town for a holiday, what? Im sure a laarge portion of them chose not to kill one as well. Then you got the folks who dont check them in, some say that number is not as high but I think it is higher than we think. For example; people using the landowner exemption, getting other people to check their kills in, killing more than the limit and not checking it in. We all know it happens, but to what extent is unknown. To be naive and say it is statistically irrelevant is the lazy way out.
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#3654780 - Today at 02:46 AM Re: Deer population & hunter success in decline? [Re: TNGunsmoke]
mike243
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Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 11268
Loc: east tn

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 Originally Posted By: TNGunsmoke
 Originally Posted By: mike243
Throw EHD into the mix & you might find part of the reasons for some states wanting a lower deer density # ,they were trying to kill every deer in some states & county's in order to stop it. It can occur naturally so it wont ever be eradicated but the spread can be slowed down by limiting the population


I think you have EHD and CWD confused. CWD is the one that is speculated to be spread by too high a concentration of deer. I really wonder sometimes if they know exactly what causes it, I am just glad it has not yet been found here.
yep picked wrong disease name sorry
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