Originally Posted by BountyHunter
I agree late season cow seasons might not be the best unless their is an over abundance. Many states are doing late season doe or cow harvest to reduce the overall numbers. That is another real thorny issue of shooting any female with some guys. You have guys that absolutely believe that is the worst thing that can be done, when in fact it really in some cases is sound herd management. Yet no matter how many times they are proven wrong, they will not believe.
OK, I don't know if this was in response to my post or not. If it was, then you ABSOLUTELY got me wrong!
Management lies in Doe/Cow harvest. PERIOD!
My complaint is WHEN!
Ask a farmer/rancher when he gets rid of his Cows. Ask him when he gets rid of his OLD Bull!
Cows are sent off BEFORE they are bred! Bulls are AFTER their last breeding season!
Game departments have this BACKWARD!!!!!
Kill the BEST Bulls BEFORE they breed the cows, and kill the cows after they are bred!
IMO, IMO, IMO, IMO....but it makes common sense!