Mike in NY,
I live in NC now so I only get to back to PA every once in awhile and only for a couple of days at that. If it wasn't for that, there's enough deer to go around though and it wouldn't be a problem.
My family lives in Susquehanna Cnty. I live in NC now and have for the last 9yrs. Not many jobs in Cowtown, PA. Unless you want to make a living milking cows or plowing snow.
Even in Susq. Cnty it can be patchy about how many deer you see. Most of the area I'm from is/was diary farms. With many of them disappearing and corn fields turning back into forested land, there are some areas that weren't as good as they use to be. But the worst area in Susq. Cnty is much better than any area I've hunted in NC. And they complain about how many deer there are getting hit on the highways here! There's no comparison.
What do you think about what Dr. Alt has proposed?
I'm still thinking it over. The changes last year I think were good for the deer herd in the long run. It will take awhile to see the benefits though. When I was in HS my Adv Biology teacher who was a big hunter/sportsman had Gary come in a speak about his bear program at that time. Obviously he's done a great job with the bear. Heck when I started hunting you didn't see (let alone kill) a bear in Susq. Cnty. We would go to Wyoming Cnty for bear. In the 2000 bear season I beleive there was 32 bear killed in my Cnty. Unreal.
Keep in touch. I usually make it back once a year for vacation and bring the guns along. Maybe we could hook up. Need a little more room than 750yds for my 338 though. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Here's a picture that was taken while standing in the back door of my in-laws house last Oct while having morning coffee with my father-in-law.
Enjoy turkey season!!
[ 03-10-2002: Message edited by: Steve Shelp ]