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.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has recognized anglers who reside within the circulation area of the Cumberland Times-News for catching trophy rainbow trout.
Sharpshooters whack more deer in park
THURMONT, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says government sharpshooters killed 156 white-tailed deer in the fifth year of a herdreduction
program at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont.
Club meeting today at 3 p.m.
WESTERNPORT — The Upper Potomac Rod and Gun Club will meet Sunday
at 3 p.m. at the Westernport American Legion, according to Gordon Green, 301-
Political effort fails to stop Nebraska mountain lion hunts
LINCOLN, Neb. — Recently, the Nebraska Senate failed to override the governor’s veto of LB 671—the mountain lion hunting ban. Pushed by Senator Ernie Chambers, the motion which needed 30 votes to pass only garnered 24 yes votes.
Turkey calling contest scheduled
KEYSER, W.Va. — The Outdoor Club at Potomac State College of West Virginia
University will sponsor a wild turkey calling contest Tuesday in the Davis Conference Center.
Another Pa. deer has CWD
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Jefferson County deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, marking the seventh case in a captive or wild deer since 2012.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is advising Western Maryland residents to take measures to avoid unwelcome visits from hungry black bears.
The agency said recently that bears are leaving their winter dens and searching for food.
Deer birth control program falls short in New York town
HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — Heavy snow and red tape resulted in a disappointingly slow start for a pioneering program in a New York suburb to use birth control as a no-kill way to thin the numbers of deer.
How many deer on Green Ridge?
A study completed in 2013 by a master’s degree candidate at the University of Delaware showed that there are 20 to 30 deer per square mile on the Green Ridge State Forest, including some pretty darn nice bucks.
Black bear biologist explains new hunt
The Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service has abandoned the bear harvest quota system in use for 10 hunting seasons and has set the next two hunts at four days apiece.
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