Maybe it's just me, but in 2000 I harvest 6 deer with gun. 2001, my 1st bow season, I harvest 6 deer with bow. 2002 I harvested 5 deer with bow 2 with gun. 2003 I harvested 4 with bow, 2 with gun. 2004 , 4 with bow 3 with gun. 2005 3 with bow, 3 with gun. 2006 2 with bow 2 with gun. 2007, first year ever that I got skunked. 0 Deer with bow, 0 deer with gun. 2008, 0 with bow 1 60 pound doe with gun. 2001 I didn't even gun hunt, 02 I only gun hunted opening weekend, 2006 7 and 8 I gun hunted almost every day. 2007 I did miss the rut due to having my bow and a lot of my hunting equiptment stolen and replaced just before gun season, but prior to the theft I wasn't seeing any deer which was mind boggling, they just weren't there. Maybe I just forgot how to hunt? It can't be the DNR's fault, they say the deer are still there and are still over goal. Who's goal? Anti hunters? Dept of Ag's? Insurance companies goal? I wonder if the DNR reached it's soybean goal? Did they make enough money growing soybeans on public hunting grounds last year? I'd hate to think they lost money while starving the wildlife to death over winter. I'd sure hate to think the deer ate too many soybeans before they could harvest them last fall and turn a profit!
American by birth, hunter by choice.