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Do some take more than they need??

Old 09-30-2002, 01:31 PM
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This year the NY DEC has changed its tagging system. Right away, a hunter can obtain 5 permits by purchasing a license. Also, land owners (farmers) can apply for more tags on a program called DMAPS. I applied for these permits and received 4 antlerless tags to be used throughout the regular season (could get more if I had more acreage). Also, by sending in my DMAPS info, I was allowed to request crop damage permits. The DEC sent me 5 antlerless tags that I was able to use. The "season" for these tags just ended today (Sept 30). I filled 3 of these tags.

So as you can easily see, I could potentially take 14 deer this year. Now I'm down to 9 since the crop damage season is over. Those 3 deer I took have filled my freezer. If I were to take any more deer, I will first give it to my immediate family and a few friends. Then, any leftover or any more deer will go to Hunter For The Hungry.

As long as the meat is used, I don't think you can take too many. As I see it, there's always going to be hungry mouths to feed somewhere and the deer will still flourish.


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Old 10-01-2002, 09:00 AM
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Nine is way more than I need, but I guess it's only excessive if they throw away a bunch of meat to clear the freezer for the next season. I can legally shoot five whitetail and two mule deer, but I'd never eat that much meat.
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Old 10-01-2002, 07:00 PM
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You have gotten some good input with your topic. In my oppinion there are two factors, one is how much deer can you accually manage to eat before it spoils and how secure in the deer population.

Where I hunt I may only get but one deer in the season and maybe a doe or two. I enjoy unting very much and the fact that I can use the meat during the year is great.

As on member said the state determains a good number of deer to be harvested and still is doesn't effect the deer populations.

There has been times when I have let good deer pass through.

Remember we can help feed the hungery with our kills. Hunters for hunters for the hungry, which is a great cause.

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Old 10-01-2002, 08:29 PM
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Default RE: Do some take more than they need??

We get one tag for whitetail in Ontario, theres a draw to see if it will be antlered or anterless.
We never hear of people taking too many deer, with party hunting all the tags never get used. Up here the problem is a whole camp will only draw antlered tags and end up poaching does.

Do any states have laws about letting game meat go to waste???
Up here its illegal to breast a duck because the legs are going to waste.

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