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POLL: What is the MAIN reason deer herds are in decline in YOUR AREA?

Wolves
Cougars
Bears
Yotes
Poaching
Overharvest
Legal Hunter Harvest
Fires
Winter kill
Habitat Loss
Disease
Vehicle collision
Other....do tell

Author Topic: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?  (Read 7337 times)

Offline Ironhead

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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #105 on: February 20, 2019, 05:26:22 PM »
I posted OTC Tags and new technology earlier in the post. But in the last 5 years I will say its been Habitat loss in the winter grounds by FIRE and winterkill from 2015 and 2016. Predators are not helping them either.

Habitat loss, or adding 1500 more does tags after the Carlton Complex Fire?
They did the same thing in the Swakane back in the late 80's or  early 90's after the big Swakane fire. First they gave out around 700 Doe Permits , then they decided that every body with a Deer tag could shoot a Doe. They killed around 1500 to 2000 (probably more). The difference was, that the Swakane herd was HEALTHY at the time , UNLIKE the Methow is now.
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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #106 on: February 20, 2019, 05:59:00 PM »
put me down 1-4  since I could only select one option I didn't vote



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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #107 on: February 20, 2019, 07:07:06 PM »
put me down 1-4  since I could only select one option I didn't vote
:yeah: that would have been my pick too but cant
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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #108 on: February 20, 2019, 08:50:43 PM »
You 2 crack me up.  :chuckle: The whole point was to find out What the #1 individual reason is that is most popular.

If every voter checked every box, we wouldn't learn anything that we don't already know. Every reason in the poll has its part in the declining herd. IMO

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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #109 on: February 21, 2019, 02:52:22 PM »
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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #110 on: February 21, 2019, 02:58:56 PM »
Politics
That’s the reason

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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #111 on: February 21, 2019, 03:11:36 PM »
Politics
That’s the reason

Politics got nothing to do with my 1-4 choice,  I chose those because they're the top 4 and they work in concert to kill the deer. 

Which kills more in any given area is extremely regional...a mile or two could be the difference between a bear killing more, or wolves, or cougar...or yotes!

If I narrowed it down to my back yard (literally) its a bear for sure killing the fawns in the tall grass riparian area where they drop fawns every spring, it's nocturnal and I haven't been able to kill him yet  :bash: but I've heard the fawns squealing at night and seen the aftermath. 

1 mile away and its Cougar by far as I get into the rocky scrub, they're killing the hell out of a small mule deer herd  :bash: 
this fall I counted 1 mule doe left all by herself and she had a mt lion stalking her, I interrupted the stalk when I got between the cat and doe some 75 feet apart, cat snarled and hissed at me.

5 miles away and its wolves by far as I get into the higher up areas in NF,  2 weeks of cutting sign for cougar hunting and 99% of the tracks I see are wolf.  They're killing the deer out of recently logged areas, Elk too and moose, but this is a deer poll. 

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So ya, 1-4 please. 




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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #112 on: April 21, 2019, 06:48:43 AM »
You need to have a line that just says  predators. I chose cougars, but bears, coyotes  and wolves take their fair share. 

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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #113 on: April 22, 2019, 08:13:47 PM »
Wolves, if they don't kill them they steal them from the cougars causing the cats to kill again just to be stolen again.

Those that voted for "habitat loss" are eating to much liberal pie.


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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #114 on: April 22, 2019, 08:22:29 PM »
I voted other, but could go down as habitat loss I suppose.  I didn't see an option for timber company chemicals which effects habitat loss.  No Liberal pie eaten here.

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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #115 on: April 23, 2019, 07:41:48 AM »
put me down 1-4  since I could only select one option I didn't vote

Where is the out of control Native harvest option?
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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2019, 08:58:40 AM »
1-4 for me also........ :yeah:

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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2019, 11:08:58 AM »
put me down 1-4  since I could only select one option I didn't vote

Where is the out of control Native harvest option?



I considered that as “overharvest”.  Pretty sure that’s the best description.

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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #118 on: May 04, 2019, 08:45:55 AM »
You need to have a line that just says  predators. I chose cougars, but bears, coyotes  and wolves take their fair share.

 

  Add wolves to the mix, then lie about the increase and impact, throw in a pile of doe tags at every opportunity and WDFW comes out to be the biggest predator of all...

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Re: POLL: Deer Herd Decline, Why?
« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2019, 09:01:38 AM »
On the coast, in my native area, I truly believe that it is the lacknof slash and burn. Anywhere they have burned, itbseems to have deer.

 


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