Hunters harvesting too many does? January 31, 2015 Mississippi

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Hunters harvesting too many does?January 31, 2015 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion-Ledge
... On websites and forums where there would typically be pages of pictures and stories about jaw-dropping bucks, there are a handful.  Speculation as to why sightings have been low vary, but the idea that a generous bag limit on does has hurt the population is one that keeps coming up...

State: Does are not being overhuntedFebruary 1, 2015 Mississippi, SunHerald.com 
... biologist Lann Wilf, deer program leader for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife ... 
"We're out in February and seeing deer everywhere ..."The average hunter is not out there when we're doing herd health surveys in February and March." ... surveys find that deer weigh less than they used to -- and increasing population is the main reason ... The average doe in upper thick loess regions weighed 118 pounds in 2014, compared to 130 in 1993 ...

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