I had planned to put together a Deer Season Bragging Board, however, it seems a review or assessment of the white-tailed deer numbers is in order. (I will be running the bragging board next week so please send in any deer photos you have from this fall)
At this point, I invite all deer hunters from across Ontario and Quebec to send-in an ‘assessment’ or ‘evaluation’ of the deer numbers in their hunt area.
We will be comparing deer numbers and sightings this year, to previous hunting seasons. Please describe your deer woods in terms of whitetail sign and sightings, ‘as compared to last year’
How would you describe the health of your deer woods compared to last season?
“Significant Increase, Increase, Slight Increase, No Change, Significant Decrease, Decrease, Slight Decrease.”
Without giving away your hunt area completely, you may want to describe it as being in the “Calabogie-area” or “Barry’s Bay-area”…etc
Feel free to include such things as number of deer harvested or number of deer sightings this year compared to last year.
I also invite all those folks with businesses tied-in to the deer season like taxidermists, outfitters, slaughter house owners, butchers, hunting guides, etc, to share their thoughts.