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Is your state's hunting better or worse then when you were a kid?

Old 01-22-2008, 04:17 PM
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Default Is your state's hunting better or worse then when you were a kid?

Worse in NY for sure.

Many reasons.

Too many hunters on too little land.

Too many tags.

Seasons out of whack.

Clueless decisions by DEC.

Poor attitude by hunters and lack of unity.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:19 PM
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Better. Infinately. Mostly because there are just FAR more deer than there were. Too many, in some cases.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:20 PM
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Miles better in IL IMO. I remember seeing a few deer all season total. Now I'm steamed if I don't see one every hunt.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:20 PM
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Way better in georgia. hunter numbers dropping. game laws keeping doe poulation in check, and many counties going to antler restrictions. Florida is a different story, definetely worse.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:22 PM
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A lot better. The number of deer has increased dramatically.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:27 PM
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There are more deer in NY tho, bro ...... I do agree with the too little land ... I don't agree with too many tags ..... seasons are about the same, and I think I have a year or two on ya, I'm 42 .... and the DEC .. not sure what decisions you mean ........ hunter attitude and unity - it's that way with people in general ...... the more people don't recognize God in their lives, the more they care about themselves ONLY .... great post tho ..
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:32 PM
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The hunting in missouri is way better than it was, I can remember only 5 years ago only seeing a couple deer a hunt and now i am seeing 30 to 40 deer a hunt. Although we have been managing our land and planting food plots and thats boosted the sightings up
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:33 PM
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In my little area in NY the number of deer is still very high but the quality of bucks is definitely not as good as it was even 10-15 years ago, when I started hunting. Spots are getting harder to come by because there is no public land and buildings are going up everywhere.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:35 PM
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i still am i kid[8D]
its about the same as when i started deer hunting 7 years ago though
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:37 PM
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Considering the land i hunt never got hunted until i started hunting.... it has probly gotten worse, but im starting to see bigger bucks though....
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