In Alabama the bow season opens in mid October, the gun season in mid November. They run through January. The limit is two a day, one of which can be a buck. For the past two or three seasons they have imposed a three buck season limit. One of the three must have at least four points on one antler. Obviously trying to get people to kill more does and let the bucks grow bigger. So I could legally kill around 200 deer each season. (Don't think I'll ever get quite that many!)
This past season I killed two does. One with my crossbow and one with my .30-06. The last three weeks of the season I let a bunch of does and several smaller bucks walk because I was waiting for this guy but never did see him.
(Luke 11:21 KJV) When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
(Luke 22:36 KJV) Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.