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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 12:13 PM
BruceBruce1959
 
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I still have all my 2011 tags too. No deer for me again this year but this is what i expected after the winter we had last year.
There's always hopes of putting some venison in the freezer but some years it just doesn't happen.
We had a severe winter last year, I knew the winter severity was going to be felt by every hunter here in the northeast region.
Deer already struggle to make it through a normal winter, when we get end of season snow falls it adds to their struggle, it really puts a hurting on their winter survival rate.
That along with this years harvest rates is going to impact next years hunts as well but you can bet i'll be in the woods again next year enjoying every day I get to spend in the woods.
I never measure hunting success by harvests, If I did, I would have had to give up on hunting many years ago.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

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