Waupaca county possible Antlerless only in 2016
Scott, you say you hunt public almost exclusively? why was your(and your friends) picture floating around Facebook a few years ago accusing you of trespassing and stealing stands off other peoples property?
I just don't say dem, dare, and dat...
I hunt Marquette, we left a 40 acre corn field up and it was smoked before the middle of january. the deer where there by the dozens and as fast as they all were there, they were gone to the next standing corn over 2.5 miles away. That field was close to a 100 acres, we saw min of 50 a night there and that was just from the road.
the deer move so I'm assuming the DNR has this knowledge. id think their numbers are not from the winter. if they are then we all have to worry about crooked inflated numbers.
I've hunted other midwestern states, their doe numbers are out of control. I don't understand why WI wants everyone to think we are in the same boat. I very rarely see double digit doe during bow on one night. Other states i'll see 40 by 7AM the first day.
A few years back, I hunted Illinois for 3 days, 5 sits, I saw 117 (some could have been the same i'm sure) deer in 5 sits until I killed a buck. I haven't seen 117 deer in WI in the last 2 seasons. I"m sure some will say they haven't seen 117 deer in 30 years of hunting WI. 75% of those deer were doe