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jltimm

Deer Harvest in MN

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According to what I read in the Outdoor News this years harvest of deer is only down 23,000 from last year? I would of thought it was alot worse than that from my own sightings and who I've heard from? Whats the deal, is a small percentage of people shooting 5 deer a piece to make up for all of us that are seeing no deer?

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Who really knows. I hunt a lottery area. Had the best hunt in years. Our group of 3 had our 3 deer by the second morning. Two bucks and a nice doe. Guess it is just who you talk to.

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I believe this is what I read on here in the last couple weeks from lcornici.

From past statistics, less than 5% of the hunting population takes more than 2 deer.

So to answer your question jltimm, the statistics would say thats not whats happening.

I am shocked too we are that close to normal. Who'd a thunk it.

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2 for 9 in our group. Both young kids who shot young bucks. The rest of us didn't find anything worth shooting. Didn't see a thing since opening day.

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I blame the DNR 100%. Why couldnt they have told me to sit in the swamp where my brother in law shot a nice buck? They could have made the weather nicer at least. I also think they should put more trophy bucks in the woods around my area.

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for our group 7 of us 1 doe was took only one with a doe tag, but seen deer but no bucks, oh well more deer for next year? but i can say that the group to the east of use all filled out 12 for 12 good for them, but they had the corn still out.

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It seems to be very spotty this year. Some people reporting great success, others reporting very little. It still averages out to be about the same.

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Our party did about the same as every other year. The big difference is the locations of deer shot. ALL deer we shot were deep in the swamps and low land. Nobody hunting outside of those type of areas even saw a deer. Pressure was the same. I think it was just weather. We were able to adjust and still take the same number of deer we usually do.

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gus thats where ours were too we had to get deep in those swamps and sit and sit wait for them to walk by i'm amazed at how smooth and how fast they can move through those swamps.

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