Concerning the article “Buck kill in Allegany down from last season, Dec. 14,” how many years are we going to have to read the same old crap?
Deer harvests down because of a plentiful harvest of acorns, as Mr. Brian Eyler of the Wildlife & Heritage Service reports?
Does Mr. Eyler not know that a very large percentage of deer hunters hunt where the acorns fall? Does Mr. Eyler not know that bear and coyotes eat a lot of the fawns in the spring? Does he not know that long deer seasons, liberal deer harvests and harvesting does after the rut, just might have something to do with low deer numbers?
The Department of Natural Resources and the Wildlife & Heritage Service have never managed our deer population for those of us that hunt them.
They have always managed our deer herds catering to the insurance lobbyists and to sell licenses and extra fee stamps.
I will end my rant by asking those that hunt the upcoming black powder season to please refrain from shooting pregnant does.
If not, we’re headed to the deer populations of the 1950s.
Gobbler stuff can get crazy
Tough, old bird
The third gobbler I killed was in 1990 while hunting on Pond Hill near McCoole. Relatively early in the morning I sent out a couple yelp calls. Immediately, 75-100 yards away, what sounded like three gobblers got into a fight.
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AGSA creates website
The Allegany-Garrett Sportsmen’s Association, in existence since 1972, now has a website (www.agsaclub.org).
City-limits deer kill rises
The number of deer killed during Parkersburg’s 2013 urban archery hunt jumped 100 percent from 2012’s total.
Almost Maryland welcomes you back
If you are a hunter in Almost Maryland, circle Thursday on your calendar so you don’t forget to attend the 7 p.m. hearing at Mountain Ridge High School in Frostburg that deals with proposed hunting regulations for the next two years.
Bear Watch - 03/02/2014
An 85-pound female bear with severe mange was shot and killed by a landowner along Everly Road near Accident on Feb. 25 after he received permission from the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service to put the animal down.
Md. bear hunt may take on new form
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it may change the way black bear hunts are managed to make planning easier for hunters.
W.Va. schedules hunting, fishing regulation meetings
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will conduct 12 public meetings across the state in March to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2014 hunting regulations, proposed 2015 fishing regulations and amphibian and reptile regulations.
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Virginia confirms two more CWD deer
Two new cases of chronic wasting disease were detected in Frederick County during the 2013 hunting season, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
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