Finding joy in the outdoors since 1988
Is Ohio's Big Buck Potential Decreasing?
The number of record bucks per harvest is decreasing. I regularly follow the state's announcements and studies that are released as they monitor and make changes to hunting or fishing and this one stood out. I was surprised to see that the deer management strategies were focused around economic and social roots rather than biological ones. Here's the quote:
Congratulations, you made one of the most fulfilling and exciting decisions you'll ever make: Taking up the challenge and tradition of hunting wild game. There are so many resources available but for some it may seem like an impenetrable fortress, relax it's not so bad. Most hunters carry on the hobby as it was passed down from their father like a bloodline; they've simply grown up in the field learning the craft, and that's what it becomes. No one knows everything, nature has no set rules to ensure success or in some cases survival but thats part of the adventure your after.
Ok, it's time for step one: