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Discussion in 'Cooperatives' started by bat man, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. sandbur

    sandbur 5 year old buck +

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    Brooks-I will dig in my own pockets and see what I can find.

    What would about 50 copies of that newsletter cost for Thursday night Regional MDHA meeting? No postage necessary and you can explain it. Please expect some DNR area managers-retired and present to be there.
     
  2. bat man

    bat man Guest

    about $10

    maybe $5.

    bottle of Bud?
     
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  3. northernpotter

    northernpotter Yearling... With promise

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    I am from southern pa. These co-ops your speaking of , are they anything like Pa. Game Commissions dpma ,co-operative farm and private land programs ? Any info would be helpful
     
  4. wklman

    wklman A good 3 year old buck

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    They're private co-op's people start so they can ignore the dnr and control their own deer numbers and build better hunting for themselves.
     
  5. Bowsnbucks

    Bowsnbucks 5 year old buck +

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    Northernpotter - Like wklman said, ^^^^ they're private agreements between neighboring landowners to limit number of does shot and/or size of bucks shot. It's to build up deer herds / numbers of good bucks despite what the Pa. Game Commission or any other state DNR is trying to accomplish by selling huge numbers of doe tags.

    The camps around mine had an agreement to limit doe killing to build up the area deer numbers after the numbers had dropped to a sickening point. After several years of laying off the does, we began to see better deer numbers again. This is even more important given the large number of coyotes we have in Pa. now. Fawns are easy pickings for the coyotes, so any help we can give the herd is beneficial.
     
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  6. northernpotter

    northernpotter Yearling... With promise

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    Bowsnbucks, in other words it`s like a lease between timber company land and a hunting club. what are you near at your camp , what town and county.
     
  7. wklman

    wklman A good 3 year old buck

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    It's more of private landowners giving the finger to the dnr then anything else. In Minnesota the dnr has very little regard for the deer herd and thus so keeps it at low or very low numbers. A lot of hunter/landowners have gotten sick of these low numbers and lies from the dnr so they get together with their neighbors in a co-op and set their own numbers.
     
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  8. northernpotter

    northernpotter Yearling... With promise

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    wklman, thanks for the information.It sounds almost like here in Pennsylvania.Some say not enough deer , some say too many. A lot of land being posted and a lot being leased. Sounds almost like same deal as where your from.
     
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  9. Bowsnbucks

    Bowsnbucks 5 year old buck +

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    Northernpotter - The majority of complaints of " too many deer " are from suburbs around cities where nobody can hunt. I have a relative outside Allentown who says their neighbors are all distressed when they see deer in their yards eating grass or shrubs, foxes that run through the yards, hawks that pick off tweety birds at their bird feeders............ you get the picture. They move out to the country and then don't want what comes with it.

    Rural areas in the more mountainous parts of Pa. are not overrun with deer like in years past. A few years ago, we had to walk a long way to even cut a deer track in the snow. Deer numbers are local - some have larger numbers, others have very few. I've personally seen LOTS more deer since deer season in the S.E. corner of Pa. where I live than I did after a season of hard hunting upstate. And it's the heaviest populated area of Pa.

    Also - like Wklman said, it's a group of neighboring landowners deciding to do something about local deer numbers, because the state game agencies are in " hammer the deer herd mode ". We want more around - not less.
     

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