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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambistew View Post
    I'm perplexed as to why you guys are against the Feds relaxing regs and basically tossing management to the State? Can't the state reduce the season if management warranted? I would assume if they did the feds would go along with it. Thats how it works here. The seasons on refuges are in line with what the state's are, but the bag limit may be different.

    I find this strange that opportunity a bad thing? The state seems to think their management practices can support their seasons/bag limits.

    I'm also guessing that all the nay-sayers do not hunt mule deer after November 12, and will avoid the CMR in protest for the late season?
    Maybe you are not familiar with Montana's philosophy on mule deer "management". Some of us like the idea of giving the mule deer a break during the rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambistew View Post
    I'm perplexed as to why you guys are against the Feds relaxing regs and basically tossing management to the State? Can't the state reduce the season if management warranted? I would assume if they did the feds would go along with it. Thats how it works here. The seasons on refuges are in line with what the state's are, but the bag limit may be different.

    I find this strange that opportunity a bad thing? The state seems to think their management practices can support their seasons/bag limits.

    I'm also guessing that all the nay-sayers do not hunt mule deer after November 12, and will avoid the CMR in protest for the late season?
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    I donít think itís a huge issue, unless somebody comes along and tells me that after hunting both, they see a marked difference in deer quality between the CMR and non-CMR lands. I hunt off the CMR where the state regs control. I see about as good of deer as I can imagine you find anywhere in the Breaks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo and Ned
    Thin out their numbers

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    I'm not for the free for all that this state provides and calling it "management." When they opened up two districts that used to close November 15, and now runs an entire season the bucks took a beating. What used to be an area where a guy could find a good amount of bucks in that up and coming state in their lives some damn nice ones they got whacked. Over the years now that it's been open the quality of deer in those areas has dropped significantly. It'll never rebound until it's changed i feel. Sure it creates more access and will spread people out a bit better. I would like to see areas like that be a draw area and give them a chance. Next they'll open up 652.
    Last edited by EYJONAS!; 07-12-2018 at 10:17 PM.
    Ain't doing half bad for a half full glass - Drake White

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    Quote Originally Posted by EYJONAS! View Post
    Next they'll open up 652.
    The sky is falling.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo and Ned
    Thin out their numbers

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    The sky may not be falling but the black clouds are getting thicker and closer to the ground. I have never been in the breaks but I doubt it is much different than SE MT. In SE MT the public land mule deer herd has been declining since the 80's. Sure there are some times when the herd improves for a few years but the over all trend has been steadily down. The current season structure is not sustainable. The way I see it is that we can keep the current season structure and limited entry units will continue to expand from the west until the entire state is limited entry or we can go to a season that is mostly in Oct. I don't see much of a future if we keep the same season structure if you are a public land hunter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly-deep View Post
    The sky is falling.
    Just a matter of time timmy.
    Ain't doing half bad for a half full glass - Drake White

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