Did you see as many deer this year?

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  • January 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm #497448 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

    Age: 62
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    I’ve read in several articles how the whitetail deer numbers seem to be down. The kill numbers are down in some States compared to last year and last year they were down compared to last several years before that.

    So I was wondering how a poll would look here.

    January 2, 2013 at 7:44 pm #545824 Back to Top REPORT
    hocktl
    hocktl

    Joined: 2/1/2007
    We got this thing called blue tounge.
    http://news.fredericksburg.com/sports/2 … harvest-2/

    If you look at the map on the bottom of this link http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/diseases/hd.asp
    You’ll see the right part of the state it is pretty common. This year was especially bad.

    January 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm #545825 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

    Age: 62
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    We go this thing called blue tounge.
    http://news.fredericksburg.com/sports/2 … harvest-2/

    If you look at the map on the bottom of this link http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/diseases/hd.asp
    You’ll see the right part of the state it is pretty common. This year was especially bad.[/quote:20f2svhy]

    Great link and good report on how it affected the deer herd numbers. It did here in Ohio as well in the last several years especially during the drought this year. I just read an article in Ohio Outdoor News how several hunters interviewed were saying the number of deer are down and the ODNR is reporting the deer kill is down again this year. I’m presuming it’s due to Blue Tongue in some herds and the yotes numbers are way up compared to five years ago. Predation and decease has reduced the numbers more than controlled hunting season has from what I have read.

    January 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm #545826 Back to Top REPORT
    hocktl
    hocktl

    Joined: 2/1/2007
    I would add that they used to have check stations here for game. A few years back they made it a phone in check for deer. I’m pretty sure that change scewed the numbers posted do not reflect all the dear harvested. Just saying….
    January 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm #545827 Back to Top REPORT

    AbnormalArcher

    Joined: 11/1/2012
    The total harvest numbers in WI were higher this year but I only saw three does on opening day gun season that I couldn’t shoot because the doe tags were sold out for that unit :cry: , archery season for me was a disaster. It is what it is I guess.
    January 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm #545828 Back to Top REPORT
    rich_r
    Rich_R

    Age: 42
    Joined: 9/16/2010
    Location: MD
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    I choose “You saw the same number as years past” I may have seen more then last year but atleast seen as many as last year. Was out monday and had a small herd of 10-12 come in and bed down about 80 yards from me.
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    January 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm #545829 Back to Top REPORT
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    Rabbit

    Age: 48
    Joined: 1/23/2007
    Location: Indiana
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    I lost my best property this year do to owners selling out. The other property I hunt is down on numbers do to the neighbor shooting deer with deprivation permits! :mad: :mad:
    January 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm #545830 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

    Joined: 9/15/2006
    Location: Call me...867-5309
    I saw about the same number of deer, just a few more bucks this year. Well, that was before gun season. After gun season, the amount of all deer seen was way lower than usual…. There were a lot less deer shot around here this year. Seemed to be pockets of them…
    The end is near....
    January 3, 2013 at 12:27 am #545831 Back to Top REPORT
    zbone
    Zbone

    Joined: 5/18/2010
    Here in Maryland the deer are all but gone. There still around in spots but nothing like it was a few years back. The bag limits are crazy due to the sorry *** insurence companys wanting all the deer dead :cry:
    January 3, 2013 at 1:09 am #545832 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

    Age: 63
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    Definitely saw less, but was able to capitalize on the few opportunities that I had. (tagged 3). In past years, I’d have sightings once maybe every 5 or 6 outings. This year, out of about 35 to 40 evenings, I had one 8 pointer come by. Got him. Probably put in 20 to 25 mornings and as I recall saw 16 deer and I’m sure some were the same deer more than once. (does & fawns) This is a semi-residential area and some years I might only see one buck, but this year I saw 7 different racks. I don’t believe the population had decreased, just a matter of timing and luck, good or bad.
    January 3, 2013 at 1:16 am #545833 Back to Top REPORT
    backhalfed
    backhalfed

    Joined: 10/5/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    I saw more deer this year than last and more bucks as well :thumbup
    January 3, 2013 at 3:10 am #545834 Back to Top REPORT

    Jay Miller

    Joined: 2/6/2010
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    I saw fewer deer this year as did the surrounding property owners. Significantly fewer both on my property as well as on the farm and in fields. I am hoping for a great year next year with fewer deer per acre allowing the bucks to express more potential. :thumbup
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    January 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm #545835 Back to Top REPORT
    danf
    DanF

    Age: 44
    Joined: 1/23/2007
    Location: PA
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    I saw more deer this year than last. I also saw more bucks than does. With that being said i saw mostly younger bucks which is a good thing for my future I believe. I also saw every buck on our hit list but all were out of range. All in all it was a good season. [=}=]
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    January 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm #545836 Back to Top REPORT
    bbeltram
    bbeltram

    Joined: 1/20/2008
    I saw far fewer than years past. Even my cameras are getting about 2/3 less pictures of deer than I normally do. 1/3-1/2 my pictures are coyotes.

    There were a half dozen deer found along the ponds/creek this summer. DNR says no EHD in our area, but I disagree.

    Overall a very dissapointing season.

    January 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm #545837 Back to Top REPORT
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    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    Bad season for overall deer sightings. My cameras said there were less too. [=}=]
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