I hunt on the southern end and I have decent deer numbers. I usually see deer every time I go out. When I hunted the same place in the 90's I might see 3-4 a season. I shot a spike this year that weighed the exact same as a 12 point my bil shot in the hill country. It's a four deer county, you can shoot two does during bow season and two bucks meeting antler restriction laws. I don't shoot any does because we are trying to keep a stable herd. What area are you looking at?