Anyone else feel like the early doe was to short? I am thinking they should just stop it for the youth hunt then run it right till the bow opener......Just seems like it was over to fast.......
Me too. I know a lot of people who hunt and not one of them even had the thought go through their mind to go shoot a doe this time of year. I would bet the overall harvest is low but what do I know.I will be interested in see how many deer the DNR thinks were harvested over the weekend.
The farthest I hunt from my house is around 10 miles. If I were to hunt that early season, I wouldn't mess with a bow where it might be a couple hours before I recover the animal. I would use a gun and take only the highest of percentage of shots. That way I know I could get that deer, from on the hoof to quartered and in the fridge, under an hour.
Bottom line though, in the past 15 years, I've only shot one deer with a a gun. I am in no hurry and can hunt every night of the season, plus about a third of the mornings.