I think the numbers are on the rise but most of the deer are in residential areas and are not available to the hunter. We have over populations in the Lunenburg/Bridgewater area but not areas legal to hunt. I have seen up to 70 deer in a group on a field there but it is next to the Walmart/ Canadian Tire. Great to see but doesn't help the sportsman much. ,)
Lot of deer inTown. I live in the last house on a not heavily residential street. Across the road are several apples trees, then a swamp about 200 yards wide, another couple of hundreds yards of wild bluberries apple trees and more wooded area. Quite a few deer there and a few monsters.
You can't discharge a firearm in town but there are no restrictions on Bow Hunters as long as they don't hunt within 200 yards of a residence without permission and abide by the Wildlife Act.
Nobody has ever asked me for permission, I wouldn't have a problem with it ,but they think because it is within Town Limits, hunting is a total ban
And I am not a Bow Hunter.
Deer numbers seem to be up in my area. I have seen many, many deer this summer along with 18 different bucks. All the deer look really healthy and I hope those bucks stick around for another few weeks so i can get a crack at one of the big boys I have seen.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...