Too soon for me to tell. I hunted a new area this year. The antler restrictions just went into affect this season (special regulations area/shotgun only). I can tell you that my wife and I both would have been tagged out by 8:30 opening morning under last years regs. With the new regs. empty tags this year. I'm disapointed with the season but, do suport the antler restrictions. I have hunted Pa for 16 or so seasons and have not taken any real nice bucks but, I feel that will change in the next couple of years.
NYHUNTER, I would love it if NY went that way where I live you can hunt with a Rifle and everything with 3" of bone seems to get shot I passed 3 small bucks up this year in that area. That was all the bucks that I saw their, no the other hand I saw does almost every day took 3 does oldest being 9 1/2 years old dressed out at 87lbs. I think it is time to let the bucks go and shoot some does.
Arcgher, I think it would definiatley be god to consider, or atleast try in a few counties to see how it goes. It seems to be working alright over in PA. My neighbor took one of the nicest looking Ten pointers that I have evr seen from the NY,NJ,PA area.
I am always amazed at the amount of scent control products that exist on the market today. But they are there for a reason. Game animals have incredible noses and if you go out into the field smelling like body odor, summer sausage, gasoline and last night's Miller High Life fiasco you will probably not be punching a tag. Scent control sprays aren't cheap though. On a college student budget I had a serious need to alleviate at least some of my hunting costs. This is why I decided to...