Summit Treestands
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West Virginia
Contributors to this thread:
Limbhanger 17-Feb-19
Babysaph 17-Feb-19
hoppies56 17-Feb-19
hookman 17-Feb-19
Rutbuster 17-Feb-19
JayD 17-Feb-19
hoppies56 17-Feb-19
Rutbuster 18-Feb-19
hoppies56 18-Feb-19
Babysaph 18-Feb-19
From: Limbhanger
17-Feb-19
Does anyone else think the heritage hunt is a horrible mistake? I would think that everyone wanting a one buck limit would be outraged. How many bucks (button) and antlered had already dropped there horns.If you shoot a recurve I’d guess you probably had all season anyway.

From: Babysaph
17-Feb-19
Well you have to realize that the DNR wants dead deer. And I think no matter what the weapon you had all year. I look for it to have a tag associated with it in the future.

From: hoppies56
17-Feb-19
Only 659 deer taken state wide in heritage season, 12.9 per county If you take 3 highest counties 39 , 36, 32 , that leave 552 for rest state about 11.5 deer per county , and a lot of counties where in single numbers not a lot of deer even if there where all bucks ,

From: hookman
17-Feb-19
I can tell a button buck or a buck that has dropped its antlers without any trouble. I guess I let them get close enough to see and I wouldn’t shoot unless sure on what I’m shooting.

From: Rutbuster
17-Feb-19
Educate the hunters and this will become a none issue. I get more upset that WV doesn’t bother to accurately collect data. Button bucks are not does, shed bucks are not does, bucks 3” or less are not does. I would like to see the acutual buck kill vs doe kill in this state.

From: JayD
17-Feb-19
Rutbuster- been saying it for years - count all bucks no matter of what size towards a hunter’s buck limit - I bet most would become more alert and educated as to what they will shoot and then quite a few young bucks would be saved each year! I totally agree with you on this on this issue!

From: hoppies56
17-Feb-19

hoppies56's Link

From: Rutbuster
18-Feb-19
Your link didn’t work Hoppies

From: hoppies56
18-Feb-19
Sorry, about the link it was enter by mistake.

From: Babysaph
18-Feb-19
I think most would just check the buttons in as antlerless deer especially with the new electronic check in. Again they want dead deer. They want to sell tags.

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