keys window wrote: »
Do you anticipate having much lower requirements than Deseret or similar? Buck and Doe harvest tags going down even more than the past few years? Some of your leases are definitely shooting every two year old 8 point every year, so higher restrictions could be good for them. But who will enforce it? If the leaseholder doesn't then no one will ever know accurate #'s.
As to antler size, the bucks in Glades county can grow very nice antlers if allowed to live past 3 years. I have seen a dead 140+ this year and there are several 125+ killed every year. That is about consistent with the best bucks in all but a few small areas in Florida. Some Lykes leases have even higher restrictions than the base Lykes 8 point rule and it does not seem to have caused any six point or missing brow issues as a result.
gator4ever wrote: »
Well since our lease doesn't have cattle on it there is no mowing or fertilizer put out. and the woods have not been burned in over 12 years.
We put mineral out but the deer wont touch it. Why? Maybe we have too much naturally occurring salt?
I don't care what anyone tells me pass on inferior antlered bucks for 12 consecutive years and your herd will be a mess.
gottheitch22 wrote: »
IF your leases turn out like the old mormom lease rules you will be able to shoot those big 6 points if you want to waste a tag on them .
Walker Dog wrote: »
Not sure why you would call harvesting a buck wasting a tag.
Walker Dog wrote: »
Why can't you harvest the mature "big 6"and continue hunting for the "better" one that you know is around? I still don't see the waste.
binellishtr wrote: »
Hey guess what... plenty of bucks slip around long enuff and either got a pass, or U never saw them. Happens everywhere. Ban cameras and get back to hunting. They are ruining the sport IMO
GRIZZL wrote: »
YUP...Camera's on high pressure land is shooting yourself in the foot IMHO. Too many visits to an area checking the cards defeats the purpose of sneaking in there unnoticed and ambushing the animal. How many public land hunters really do harvest a targeted buck using a camera...*I* don't know but I don't think it would be very many.
Dshaw94 wrote: »
I read that article and it made less than zero sense. Don't allow deer to mature because it will give them more time to spread the prions that cause CWD. They say the prions can exist for many years in the environment. So they suggest to just shot all the deer young??? Before they have a chance to contract the disease, before they have a chance to procreate? So basically there CWD management strategy is eradication? That makes perfect sense, What was I thinking.