Exactly, mainly, 2 guys. Suffering same thing here on my farm (40 acres). I for the most parthave quit hunting it since my 14 year old grandson started hunting it when he turned 6. He has been killing 2 off it every year, and 3 last year, there is maybe 150 acres wooded that joins us. We still have plenty of sign, but under pressure deer get nocturnal. You can plant food plots, and enhance all you want, but they will just wait until dark when they know they are being hunted.
Lol, well, I had my mind upon other predators. I find this thread to be extremely interesting, like a "who done it" mystery. Seems like the land, based upon the limited description, would be home to various smaller critters drawing in some larger predators, possibly spooking the deer. I would be looking for their various signs, and some may be following the creek. That's my theory, and I'm sticking to it, for now. Seems like one of the KY Private Lands Biologists could prove useful.
Amish have to follow game laws too
Seems to be a repetitive conversation upon this forum. I found it to be an extremely interesting post, recently made within yet another thread, that they don't charge for deer meat. All I know is that I really like some potato salad made by one or more of them around here, and I typically prefer my own compared to all others. I intend upon eventually learning whom makes it.