With such liberal bag limits I would think most does get checked. Its the greedy people that shoot multiple bucks that don't get checked. I would say 20% more bucks are shot that don't get checked in. Just a guess.Wondering how many deer get killed but not checked.
KYhunter is correct the war on does has caught up with us. Some in Owen Co have 12 and more kills per person.
I just want to hunt a farm that has plenty deer, not found one in 2 decades.Everyone these days is a trophy buck hunting, badass, SOB. They'll throw their noses up at the thought of shooting a lowly doe.
If it ain't for for space book, it ain't chit.
I deer hunt a big chunk of the state. Plenty deer, and certainly no decrease this year
I noticed that here in Anderson this year as well. Used to you'd see orange all thru the woods during gun season (and in trucks on the roads as well). Didn't see ANY AT ALL in the woods this year & darned few on the roads.Fewer hunters as the deer are there and also in Grant. Look out your window driving during gun season and you’ll see no orange like we did in the 90’s.
Now what the hell would a CO know about covid unless he had all these deer carcasses taken in to a lab and tested.I wonder how many Crop deprivation tags are issued during the summer months? I live in Owen Co. but hunt with family on a 300 acre farm in Pendleton Co. The land owner hates deer. He doesn't even grow crops but have gotten 15 deprivation tags every August for the last 5 years. State did an evaluation this year and did not issue him any tags this year.
This makes me wonder what's going on. We still managed to get 10 deers between 6 hunters but that was taking almost every deer that was seen. This farm would be covered with well wore trails everywhere. Hardly any sign of deer at all this year.
A 3 year old 8 point was take and when it was field dressed it had a large yellow sac of pus on the inside of the rib cage. Several calls were made to the CO but we never heard back from them. Maybe they know what is up and were not concerned with the risk of disease.
My Uncle talked to another hunter in Pendleton county and they weren't seeing any deer the first three days of gun season. On the fourth day they decided to do an afternoon drive. They found 2 dead bucks and 3 does. No visible sign of injuries on any of them. They contacted the CO for the county and he told them that the deaths were due to Covid.