KTL, you make a very good point and many hunters often overlook the reasons for some of the rules.
I feel that when a "State Representative" from ANY states wildlife Dept. sets harvest rules, they do it based on that states deer herd. There are reasons behind their decisions and usually their decisions are geared toward improving the growth and development for that states deer herd.
But many hunters begin to think that they are the experts and totally disregard the states decisions. A good example would be, Here in Vermont the State of Vermont wants to Drastically Increase the amount of Doe permits they will issue.
Now the hunters seem to think they are experts and you hear many of them say I'll just apply for the doe permits and not use them, do you see the problem there? All states depend on the hunters harvest to manage a state herd if the hunters don't participate, It turns into a vicious cycle and doesn't gain or benefit anywhere and then you hear the hunters say, "See we told you it wouldn't work"
All we can do is try to educate the other hunters, I think that's what it's going to take to improve deer hunting in most states.
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