With the Antler restriction experiment being over. The fish and game with Wayne Laroche in charge is trying to make our state into a trophy deer hunting only area. He wants to make it three points on one side threw the whole state. That will be the end to many people tracking bucks as it is nearly impossible to count points on a running deer. This will change the way Vermonters have hunted for generations. Think about he kids trying to havest a deer and the presure of not shooting anything for three or four years or even ten years like most adults because they don't have a trophy buck walk up to them. That is the end of there hunting in Vermont. Many would rather play Xbox or just stay home then spend countless hours in the woods for nothing. I know its not all about killing but shooting a deer is what its all about and thats when the real fun comes in weather your shooting a doe, a spike or a ten pointer.
Unless everyone want wants to be a trophy hunter you better voice your opinoions to the vermont fish and game and the Vermont deer board.
On the Hunters and anglers and trappers website is a messsage board where a few Vermont game board members frequent and you can voice your oppinions there.
Understanding wind currents and thermals in hilly, broken terrain can often be incredibly frustrating. I've found that collecting and storing milkweed seed pods during the late summer has made me a better hunter in the bluff country that I hunt. These little feather like seed dispersers will float on the lightest of air currents and will show you what the wind is not only doing right at you're location but more importantly down range. I like to use the off season to float them...