I was wondering if any other hunters could weigh in on my idea. I have been hunting every year for the past 15 years and stare at the doe tags on my Virginia license waiting for the doe days to arrive.
Here in Virginia, particularly west of the Blue Ridge the state designates certain days as doe days, in which you can legally kill a doe. I have always questioned why if you purchase a license and for whatever reason are only able to hunt certain days during the season, and none of them happen to be designated days, you cannot harvest does.
It would seem to me that if the state was interested in getting control of the population they would allow you to shoot a doe whenever it walks past your stand, so long as you have a doe tag remaining. Nothing frustrates you more than when you have limited time in the woods to begin with, then a nice doe comes cruising by and you have to let it pass. I just don't understand it and wonder if it is something that could be changed through the Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries.
I'm not sure how any other southern states work and would love to know.