Well, the 2008 season totals are in and Indiana ended up with a record deer harvest. Over 129,000 total deer taken (last season was approximately 125,000). I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I am absolutely shocked that we were even close to a record. My sightings were down dramatically as were many of the hunters I hang out with. I had one hunting day where I saw 22 deer (took an eight pointer that day) and one day with 4 sightings, but every other day resulted in no more than two deer sighted and many days I didn't see any. I also missed two does so my harvest should have been in line with previous seasons, but I was believing that the deer population was way down.
What do y'all think about the harvest this year?
Internet Pro Staff Member - Indiana
Glad to talk to all of you, but I'd rather be sitting in a tree stand on a cool morning trying not to move so that the bruiser buck directly below me doesn't figure out that I am watching him!