I hear ya i wasnt trying to insinuate anything by the carrying capacity thing.Ive read pleanty in the hunting mags that this happens alot in herds with too many does to bucks ratio.Down south i believe has been experiencing this seperate seaon for awhile.I think it comes from a tendancy of people not willing to shoot small does or does at all.I believe NY has cougars by the way my dad swears he saw one in orange county where he lives
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky