size of game decreasing??
was reading a lot of post here and elsewhere. I noticed something, from the posts and from personal memories.
last deer i hunted was in Virgina. back around 20yrs ago? the buck i got that year weighed in at the checkstation at 205. not only myself but the station checker and 2 other hunters felt it was a small buck. the other hunters bucks weighed in at 240ish and 250ish. in reading i see the common size for bucks in Virgina is now down to 125 average?? in looking through many posts i see the weight of un dressed deer overall dropping from about 20 yrs ago aprox..75 or more pounds?? seems i remember a "dressed" deer should produce around 120 to175lbs. now looks like 60 to 80 lbs??
is my memory off or am i reading "tall" tales??
or is this due to the hunting of mature animals have seriously depleted the physical size of them becaue they no longer get to the age and size i remember?