Protestors stall Indiana deer reform | PHIL POTTER COLUMN (too many bucks being killed) January 2, 2011 Indiana




...For the first time in many years the IDNR conceded that a 50/50 split in antlered versus antlerless deer bags isn’t working. Does are getting too numerous and bucks are getting hammered so hard that the overall herd is getting skewed. Even with a one-buck limit, there are too many bucks being taken.

Some Eastern and Southern states found out the hard way when they shot lots of bucks and watched as legions of does grew while buck size and numbers dwindled....

To understand how other states protect their bucks look at Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio or Wisconsin, which manage with either limited licenses, no rut openers, short gun seasons, antler restrictions or combinations of all the above....

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