I understood your situation.
If the truth be known, it's the Insurance companies and also the State forrest who control and dictate the number of Doe permits issued.
The State Forrest wants to make money from the sale of trees and the Insurance Companies want to have less claims from Moter vehicals and deer colisions. Big pay-offs in Harrisburg to the State representatives have been and still are being made.
Yes, there are counties that need doe thinned out however the Northern tier (Big Mountain areas) counties are not them. Those counties are Cameron, elk and parts of Center and also others up here.
The PA game commision should adapt Ohios regulations and they might just have as big of Bucks as Ohio does.
Year after year Ohio records the largest whitetail in the Country and have a huge deer kill.
Ohio only allows ONE deer to be harvested per hunter.
Either a Doe or Buck and if you get ONE your done hunting. The deer Seasons are one week instead of two and the herd is controled very well. Over 250,000 deer are killed every year
On top of that, you must check the deer in just as PA requires of the Bear.
How in the world does the game commission of PA think they have ANY idea how many deer have been killed. Most hunters don't even send in their kill cards.
It's a bad situation and the counties with a low number of doe are in trouble as per numbers of deer and the amount of bucks being produced.
Up here, we need NO doe hunters at all for about 3 or 4 years to stabilize the herd.
The point resatriction was a good idea and I hope that continues for a long time.
I remember seeing 50 deer at one time walk by me on the first day of the season in the early 60s and 70s and now, your lucky if you see 4 or 5 in that same area.
To many doe permits have been given out.
Lets face it, it don't take too much hunting prowess to kill a doe. The problem with it is, those who do, are killing the button bucks in the process Many times, and this, I'm against.
I guess I'm just an old Buck hunter who likes to see nice bucks and a number of them. I will go home empty handed before I kill a doe no matter what county or unit I hunt in.
I remember those days when I was able to see nice bucks in PA and lots of them and that was before they gave out so many doe permits.
The herd was huge back then.
12 years in a row my hunting buddy and I both killed bucks as short range hunters. After that I got into longrange hunting.