Funny. In 2016 Iowa estimated 20% of hunters did not report their kill, making their data set invalid as well. And what good does it do to know the number of deer killed when you don't know how many there are to start with.These numbers of harvest that the MDNR gave for last year are all BULL CRAP!!!! Until the MDNR mandates a tella check system like Iowa and Missouri they do not have a clue. Look at Missouri Conservation web site, it will give you each year and county of harvest.. I understand its not 100%, but pretty darn close. Just my thoughts and opinion.
I'm not exactly sure but I think they can estimate population by harvest data.Looking forward to the new antlerless regs. Going to give me more flexibility across the LP rather than buying 10 licenses to cover the handful of private and public I hunt in the surrounding counties. I am not concerned at all about over harvest
Funny. In 2016 Iowa estimated 20% of hunters did not report their kill, making their data set invalid as well. And what good does it do to know the number of deer killed when you don't know how many there are to start with.
There is a couple of positives with mandatory check in.the great mandatory check in is coming and all of our deer dreams will come true!!
just wait in 2022 and beyond we will know exactly how many dead deer there are and will be able to make sure we all see big bucks
Most likely no. Regardless of fluctuations in densities, the majority of hunters who harvest a deer only take one deer, and the majority are bucks at that. This does not seem dependent on region. Estimated harvest rates between the regions seems fairly consistent as well.I'm not exactly sure but I think they can estimate population by harvest data.
I could be wrong.
None of those DMUs hit quota last year and the limit was 10 licenses per person on private land and unlimited on public up to quota, so it's probably not that big of a deal. I'm sure it's why the rules are the way they are this year for the area. For example, there were 7000 private land permits available for the Menominee unit and 4075 hunters bought 5372 licenses. For public 846 hunters bought 1077 antlerless tags with a quota of 1200.
It's like this every year. The DNR will say the up coming season is going to be awesome, and then after the season is done, they'll say it's the best year we've ever had. Gotta give hope to those with no hope I guess.
So to be clear your issue is that the DNR is allowing aggressive Doe Harvest in a CWD suspect area that also has a very high Deer density, while limiting Doe harvest in lower density areas.
We have never experienced a problem with a lazy DNR biologist. Over all of these years we have gotten our permits as long as we took the effort and time to apply for them. Most years we do talk with other area land owners/farmers who complain about not receiving these permits and 100% of the time it is because they had not applied for any permits.............
The new rules allow those few who want to shoot more does to do so without having to deal with a DMAP program that didn't work in areas where the DNR biologist was too lazy to do the paperwork.