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Location: cape breton
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deer numbers on the mainland?

just wondering how the deer #s look on the mainland this year here in cape breton they are slowly rising

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deer numbers on the mainland?

Pictou County seems to have a good population but by no means great.

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Location: cape breton
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deer #s

heading up first thing in the morning hammer gonna check out the area u told me bout thanks again

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deer numbers on the mainland?

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. Brick Wall,)

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Location: West Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
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deer numbers on the mainland?

Around our camp (Upper Musq) they're low but stable - always some around but never many. Partridge numbers are WAY down this year though - I've only seen one all year.

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deer numbers on the mainland?

Grouse and pheasant are down around here as well. I have not hit the marshes to check on the waterfowl but I think their numbers have stayed the same or increased a bit.

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deer numbers on the mainland?

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.

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Location: Upper Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada
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deer numbers on the mainland?

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.

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