Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:01 pm
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:38 pm
cowboy wrote:. I'd be happy to swap Al some wolves for bucks!
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:59 pm
Super A wrote:[I have heard folks in their late 50's and older talk about how there used to be practically no deer here. I hope to see that sort of environment again one day but it'll probably never happen.Al
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:46 pm
clodhopper wrote:Super A wrote:[I have heard folks in their late 50's and older talk about how there used to be practically no deer here. I hope to see that sort of environment again one day but it'll probably never happen.Al
Herein lies the problem... Hunters from our neck of the woods were sworn off shooting does by law, up into the 90's. They were fed the "if you kill the does, there wont be ANY deer left" line. I can remember it being a BIG DEAL if someone got caught with a doe....losing their guns, vehicles etc to the game wardens. After generations of people are conditioned in that mindset, its hard to get them to change. The changes in the laws for taking does changed S-L-O-W-L-Y. Now it has swung in the other direction, in that you now have tags that are ANTLERLESS ONLY. The other problem is all ethical hunters wont take meat to waste, and there is nowhere else to take it. My Dad feeds ALOT of needy families every year in our neck of the woods with venison. If there was a program for putting venison out for the needy (or anyone for that matter) it would help alot, but I only know of Hunters for the Hungry, which is all volunteer AFAIK and not able to keep up with a huge intake. I think the NCWRC dropped the ball/underestimated the whitetail comeback in the huge undeveloped and agricultural areas of eastern NC... Now there is NO EASY FIX. However since I live in the piedmont area now, and have limited hunting access... if you have some land that needs hunting... I WILL BE GLAD TO TAKE YOU UP ON THE OPPORTUNITY!!! I also enjoy turkey hunting!
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:33 pm