I live and hunt in Burke County, but also have a lease in Granville County. The number of deer in Granville County always impresses me. I mostly hunt during the muzzleloader season down there as I don't care to hunt while the dogs are running in the rifle season. The deer numbers in Burke county seem to me to be down a little but the two buck limit seems to be helping the buck numbers. In all honesty, I wish that we could have a buck tag per season/weapon. Last year I got a decent buck in velvet with my bow early on and then only had one buck tag left for two muzzleloader seasons and a rifle season...but I guess that's the idea anyway. Now my bow hunts are pretty much focused on does and does only. I look forward to hearing from you guys as the 2009 season unfolds. Happy hunting to all.