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.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...