Was Grandpa’s deer-hunting era better than what we have today? Contributor Philip Massaro investigates.
Should mountain lions be reintroduced to control expanding deer populations in the East?
It’s ludicrous, but it’s no joke. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants $2 million to conduct deer vasectomies on Long Island and control expanding deer populations—a job that American hunters would do for free!
Deer populations are local affairs, but there have been some surprising regional trends hunters should be aware of.
Deer populations are down by about 2.8 million since 2008. Some biologists are alarmed by this, while others believe it’s natural and healthy for the overall herd.
Deer managers and hunters are still learning how to deal with coyotes for the good of deer herds and ecosystems.