Re: My 2011 firearm deer season
Here in North Central Pa 20 years ago, from my camp near the Quehanna wilderness,we could drive about 10 miles and count 100 deer at night. Then they legalized doe shooting along with buck season. Last week I drove from the N.Y. line to my home 136 miles at night. Didn't see a deer or a reflected eye the whole trip. License sales are down from a Million, and approaching 500,000. They say there's lots of deer. Sure are, all around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Surveys show less that 5 deer per square mile, but they're working to get 9 per square mile. We have 1 1/4 million acres bought with hunting license sales that are supposed to be managed for hunting. However they're worried about the pole sized trees that provide nothing except branches for the tweety birds. Our land is being managed to suit the Audubon society!