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Old 08-31-2012, 04:58 PM
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Well I hope this doesn't sound bias. Arkansas has been practicing QDMA for about 15 years now. All of the bucks i have seen this year are good solid deer. One inparticular I know will go over 200". I believe Arkansas has the potential to produce a truely record class deer this year!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:22 PM
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I don't know how these numbers compare to other states, but last year we had I believe 4 200" deer (and over 65 scored above 160") were reported killed in Mississippi. I also read somewhere that our deer population is estimated to be around 1.75 million, which our density of deer is second in the nation under Texas. We've had a really good program under MS Department of Wildlife for years.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:34 AM
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Pennsylvania has been producing more and more trophy bucks each year but it can never be a sleeper state. We already have 1,000,000 resident hunters
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:48 AM
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As far as sleeper states, I don't think you can argue that Rhode Island is one. With the amount of deer that is in this state plus the size that has been produced, Rhode Island is a nice place to hunt.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:12 PM
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Big racks, NW Iowa, SE Minn, SW wis. Big bodied deer , N. MInn, U.P and northwest wis.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluetickhunter View Post
NY has a good amount of deer by albany where i hunt i get unlimited doe tags just about AND we kill corker bcks every year i mean maybe not 180inch deer but 140-150 range we see and even shoot a couple all thetime
Unlimited???? I do believe the most NYState will lottery to a single hunter is 2 doe tags. You're also allowed 2(doe) tag transfers.
It kinda ticks me off when non-residents get "all these tags" and resident hunters(myself included) sometime get zero.
Back on topic, I'm gonna say Michigan.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:49 AM
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Connecticut has my vote for sleeper state. Not a HUGE population but for sure a decent amount of bucks over 130"
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:52 PM
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i mean we don't have very many deer considering the size of us and we're not a state but ontario is definitely a sleeper lol
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:16 PM
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No mention of Maryland, hell even Delaware for the size of the state compared to there B&C and P&Y numbers is unreal. Even Virginia is producing some giants but when you look at the size of the state and the amount of monsters they produce I choose my home state of Maryland.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:27 PM
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The problem is always what part of the square mile you picked to hunt.
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