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    How do they work out the antlerless quota for an area ?

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    Dart board? Transparency would be great though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_ca View Post
    How do they work out the antlerless quota for an area ?
    They go by Hunter reports, deer/vehicle collisions, and a huge guess !! For instance, WMU 93 went from guys not getting doe tags last year, to over 1000 additional doe/buck tags this year!! My guess is it’s dollar driven !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick_iles View Post
    They go by Hunter reports, deer/vehicle collisions, and a huge guess !! For instance, WMU 93 went from guys not getting doe tags last year, to over 1000 additional doe/buck tags this year!! My guess is it’s dollar driven !!
    So when your filling the reports in I wonder how many of us are putting zero because we don't see any from the stand but not taking into account that they have seen deer on route??.

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    Reason Im asking is area 73 where I hunt I see does more than bucks? I know that the does will bring the bucks in but I'm not trophy hunter I just enjoy eating venison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_ca View Post
    So when your filling the reports in I wonder how many of us are putting zero because we don't see any from the stand but not taking into account that they have seen deer on route??.
    Then you also have those that fudge the numbers [ increasing ] in hopes of getting the MNRF to put out more tags, they are just defeating the purpose of the reports and defeating themselves.

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    very true

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    The hunting reports are not to get an actual number of deer present, it is to show a trend and in relation to last year. Example - Hunters are seeing more or less deer then last year. The actual number of deer seen doesnt matter.

    My understanding of the quota is that it is attained through a number of factors including the hunter report, but also collisions, length of winter, temperatures through the winter, amount of snowfall, and probably other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_ca View Post
    Reason Im asking is area 73 where I hunt I see does more than bucks? I know that the does will bring the bucks in but I'm not trophy hunter I just enjoy eating venison.
    Seeing more anterless then bucks isnt abnormal. Consider that of the 4 types of deer you might see (adult male, adult female, doe fawn, buck fawn) only one of them will show antlers. Are you sure they are all does, are some of them buck fawns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blasted_saber View Post
    Seeing more anterless then bucks isnt abnormal. Consider that of the 4 types of deer you might see (adult male, adult female, doe fawn, buck fawn) only one of them will show antlers. Are you sure they are all does, are some of them buck fawns?
    Thanks B.S but no novice so I can tell difference

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