The Dirty Secret of Indiana's Declining Deer…

Visit any coffee shop, café or local watering hole where deer hunters gather and you’ll likely hear the same story. For the last couple years hunters have been complaining about declining deer herd. And for the most part they are right. For me, the months of October and November are spent in treestands or still hunting though thickets and woodlots and my own personal observations back this up. It wasn’t that long ago when returning from the field the question asked was “How many deer did you see this time?” Now the question is “Did you see any deer?” I look forward to collecting a mature buck during the early archery season but the past couple years have been different. Now the pendulum swings the other direction.

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