I don't think they set the tag quota until later this spring after they have processed the aerial counts and have a feel for how last winters weather effected the herds.
Aerial counts are done now and winter kill usually happens later in the season, so there is a lag of a year between a large winter kill and a reduction in tags. Some tags were reduced last year when it became obvious that there was very high winter mortality in some areas.
I have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm
film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all leaves and other debris. The film canisters are filled with cotton balls and saturated with doe in heat urine. This keeps the urine from soaking in the ground and can be refreshed on each trip if needed. I will also use the tarsal gland of the buck...