Originally Posted by johnnyk
I talked to a shooting/hunting buddy back in NC on Friday who seems to be going through the same thng. The have a long season there (07Sept-01Jan approx) and he has only seen/killed one small buck. They are allowed 6 deer there. Two years ago he was complaining about all the black bears on his hunting lease. They can't be any good for the deer population either. JohnnyK.
Your friend must hunt in the eastern part of the state. I am in the east and I hear stories of coyotes all the time. I have been told that lots of the folks with fox pens(for dog trials) have brought in the coyotes so they have something for the hounds to run. Coyotes or Bears, not sure which I would prefer to have as they both will destroy deer populations, however coyotes don't generally have the desire to kill/hunt people.