Can someone block this guy. I think it is husky musky under another screen name. We don't need negative attitudes on the best forum on the web! This forum is not made to bicker. It is intended to learn and educate folks. Not debating. the atmosphere is pretty mellow around here and that's how we like it.
This is not huskey musky. Arn't forums to let people share thier opinion and thought on topics??? And all I am trying to do is let people know that the Mule deer in Wyoming are on the decline and some of the reasons why. Would you want to spent the money for a out of state tag, to find out that all the info of the area you have been reading about is not true. Or would you want to know the facts before hand??
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I, for one, hope you stick around. I understand your frustration with your hunting area being "discovered." That happens with or without a magazine or a forum. This forum is pretty tight. Maybe somebody here can help you get on to some deer during these lean times. Maybe you can help somebody here out as well.
Mule deer numbers are cyclical. They should rebound, maybe not to their former greatness, but still better. Hunters sticking together is going to be the biggest help. Hunters have always been big game's best friend.
I posted my thoughts on some misinformation (IMO) on Montana, including some overly optimistic information on some units. I posted about it in the MRS section of the Forum. Maybe you could do something similar in the WY MRS forum.
I don't think it's magazines like eastmans that causes the deer population decrease. It's definitely has to do with winter kills and predator kills. Even if eastmans says where it is good to hunt, does not make an area over hunted. Most of the areas that are good hunting are hard to draw areas. The game and fish isn't going to give out more tags just because the area is popular. I don't have a problem at all telling people where my honey holes are. Also, out of staters that are looking to hunt here in wyoming shouldn't just go off of what a magazine says. It's a good place to start but if you are wanting even better information, there's no better way than to go straight to the source. By that, I mean drive to wyoming and do your own research.
If none of us replied to sellout perhaps he will just fade away.
This year's hard winter killed more deer in western Wyoming than the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has seen in years.
Preliminary results show the Sublette deer herd lost between 45 and 60 percent of its mule deer fawns and the Wyoming Range herd lost as many as 75 percent of its fawns. Those are some of the worst losses recorded in the Wyoming Range herd since 1990, according to a Game and Fish release.
The numbers are also a minimum, since some deer will keep dying from depleted reserves even as spring continues.
Game and Fish also conducted a survey of all deer carcasses using volunteers to canvass deer habitat. This year's survey, completed this month, showed more than 400 dead deer in the Wyoming herd, the highest number since the early 1990s.
The fawn loss could impact hunting for the next few seasons. Officials already proposed limiting the hunting season for the Sublette mule deer herd to three days, taking away the last weekend of the general season and eliminating the "any deer" season in some areas.
For more information contact the Jackson Game and Fish office at 307-733-2321 or the Pinedalen Game and Fish office at 307-367-4353, or visit the Game and Fish website.
Read more: http://trib.com/news/opinion/blogs/o...#ixzz1mrgrSTLe
Is that where you live? I'm just curious as to how different your winter has been there as compared to here. We have had an unbelievably mild winter but I wonder about the rest of the state. I'm also waiting for one of our nasty march storms...May mess up a lot!
HARVEST REPORTS for 2011 are not out yet.
jenbickel yes our winter has been very mild this year. For now it has been easy on the deer this winter, but if we do not get the snow or spring rain there will not be any feed for the next winter