Why are they cutting the season back and the deer take per hunter?
Maybe it is an effort to increase the average age of the harvested buck so there are more mature bucks running around....
I realize you all probably have a lot more whitetail than we have mule deer and whitetail combined; however standard practice around here is just one deer per hunter (if even that, because draw limits, etc).
Although, you can take a bull and cow elk this year.
I only know there is alot less deer around than there was 15-20 years ago. The introduction of 4 wheeler put alot more hunters in the woods, and in the wilderness areas too. There seems to be more coyotes now adays. The human population has tripled in my area in the last 10 years, what use to be livestock pastures and hay fields is one house after another. Our world is changing (I hear myself saying that alot lately). We have too do what it takes to manage our deer herd, or we will be lucky find 1 deer to kill
Today's headlines read, "Hunter Dies of Heart Attack!"
I don't know how many times I have seen that headline in the past 16 years that I have lived in Colorado.
I moved here in 1994 via the U.S. Army to Ft. Carson, Colorado. The "Mountain Post" as it is sometimes called.
When I arrived here, in pretty good shape, the unit told me that I could not participate in P.T. (physical training) for at least 30 days. Now, I had just come from an overseas tour in Korea and was stationed in the...