This is not such a bad thing but makes me wonder if this is happening on other properties. I have been on the same lease since 2001 and was common to see 6 to 9 doe per hunt. The bucks that we saw were young bucks such as 3, 4, 6 points or small 8s and a nice buck would be harvested from time to time. Over the years and especially after the drought our doe numbers have dwindled down to just a handful it seems, but our buck heard has improved in numbers and quality. So our hunting sits tend to be boring from not seeing as many deer but I have harvested my largest bucks since the drought took place. This is a positive shift however I like to see the deer eat, play and do what they do just to pass time sitting in the stand. Are your leases going thru the same changes. And BTW I hunt 450 acres LF.
Edited by allterrain (09/27/15 02:00 PM)
Deer Season is short, Hunt Hard My Friends!!