I have been drawn for our local state park deer reduction hunt again this year.
It is one buck and 2 does, or 3 doe limit, 2 day hunt. I have taken many deer over the years here. I know the property well, over 3k acres. Firearm only, limited to low power rifle calibers like 44mag, 460sw, etc, muzzleloaders, and pistols like 357mag and up, as well as single shot pistols in hpr calibers. I have many choices, although I hoped to simplify the season with only a couple guns used.
Also just got word today, a buddy and I got drawn for our local nature preserve deer hunt.
Also 3 deer, antlerless only, 2 day hunt. Here we can use any hpr caliber and down. I have taken 10 deer in the last few years here, as well as the buddy coming with me, roughly same numbers. We are both loaded with choices. We will have to see.
We are really looking forward to another year getting to help keep the population in check. These hunts are total and complete wild deer. The easy resident deer no longer reside making these just as challenging as any other hunt, just that these may be a little higher density in population. I have been skunked a time or two, so no "shooting fish in a barrel" comments please, lol.