Re: Deer outlook western NY
if NY adopted an antler restriction like PA that would help a lot.
I have been in northern NY since spring of 09 and while Hunting the only buck I have seen is a small 4 point, and then saw another 4point on trail camera this year and a bunch of doe
I see doe on a daily basis (2-3 groups of 3-6 all summer, then this winter it's one group of 4 and one group of 10-12 every day), 2 packs of coyotes living on the farm too but they seem to move out in the winter and the deer really start coming in hard.
another way to get the buck/doe ratio back where it should be is to tell your friends/neighbors that a liscense if for that individual...not for YOU to fill for them. I'm sure everyone on here knows someone that has a wife/kid that has a liscense and doesn't hunt.