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  • I was wondering what individuals views were on the regulations in place in our state such as buck harvest. Should this be one instead of two in the western part of the state and maybe two in the east? Should there be antler restrictions on the buck allowable for harvest in order to increase to the average buck age harvested from 2.5 to a 4.5? I believe the wildlife commission has it correct on the amount of doe tags allowed in order to keep deer numbers in check, now what about quality?

    December 01, 2015 at 7:17am

    A true mature buck with six dished teeth. Taken on Thanksgiving morning. He was on hes way in to a bedding area to check three doe. I couldnt be happier with this harvest

    November 30, 2015 at 7:45am
    A comment titled: Re: NC Hunting Regulations in response to a report titled: NC Hunting Regulations

    Thanks for all of the responses. There are lots of different views but the one thing we all have in common is we want to see a change in the quality / age of the deer we hunt.
    I believe the best way to accomplish this without having legislation in place is to take every moment to relay good management practices to other hunters and beginning hunters.
    I also hunt in the north western part of NC and I think you may be able to keep the two buck tags but only with a three points one one side rule for both bucks. One buck tag would be better because of it would force legal hunters to be choose if they want to harvest a certain buck or wait for another. One good thing that has happened in my area was the outbreak of ehd a few years ago.Yes I said that. It brought the buck to doe ratio in check and lowered deer density, resulting in more intense rut activity.
    I personally do not bait and am not bothered by anyone that does. If can be useful to hold doe in an area and then hunt around the area but not directly over it. Especially during the rut. I believe food plots are a better options depending on what's planted and where. They have deer more nutrition they need throughout the year and last a whole season without spreading scent and changing deer movement when hunting.
    I would like to see deer in our woods like they have in Ohio but that is a different subspecies. Not to say that we do not have great genetics in NC that we could improve upon. Take for example all the fine bucks posted to bag-a-buck. I would wager that a high percentage of these are 3 and older.
    Again thanks for the responses and these are only my opinions. Happy hunting

    December 05, 2015 at 8:50pm
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