Monday, March 28

Shot the Earn a Buck

My huntin' brothers will be happy to hear this. Our area was on the verge of becoming an earn a buck area.

The Natural Resources Board killed off the state’s contentious earn-a-buck deer hunting zones Wednesday, bowing to pressure from hunter advocates enraged that the rule forced too many people to pass up big bucks.

The board’s action acknowledged the long-simmering animosity hunters hold for the earn-a-buck zones, where a hunter had to bag a doe or young antlerless buck before killing an adult buck, and their distrust of the state Department of Natural Resources’ deer population estimates.

Via Boots and Sabers