The antlerless harvest numbers will automatically be lower due to the reduction of tags in the northern tier. I still will predict a 15% decline in farmland region. In my opinion, many factors have brought us to this point....but over harvest of breeding does is number one. The slide will continue as it appears many many hunters are unable to resist putting venison on the table, eventhough they know deep down it might be wise to let her walk. The entitlement program is alive and well.
Gun Season Harvest predictions ?
I agree with you landman. I wouldn't be surprised if close to another 100K licenses were sold after that came out yesterday...through this evening.
Still though, license sales are going to be down at least somewhat.
Interesting data, but not a fair comparison. The biggest day for license sales is today. I just got back from Tomahawk and there was a long line of people buying licenses.
The data you have excludes today, but compares to sales at the end of gun season in 2013.
I believe that sales will be down, but not nearly as much as that comparison shows.