I was recently reading something in my American Hunter magazine about white tailed deer populations declining in North America. They must not be including NY state in their article because there are way too many deer in Wyoming and Genesee counties. The number of deer dead along just about every stretch of road attests to that fact.
.Years ago I never used to see dead deer along the roadway in the summer but I see it all the time now. Farmers would probably love it if the doe population in those 2 counties were cut in half.
BTW, a little factoid for deer hunters that think killing doe is bad for the herd: Taking a doe kills 3 deer, the doe and her two offspring. Killing a buck means the end of the buck and every offspring he'd have sired. I've heard numbers as low as 14 fawns and as high as 20 fawns. It seems to me that a single buck can breed with far more than 7 to 10 doe during a typical breeding season.
If doe tags were sold over the counter during the entire season from early bow to late black powder, I bet more people would hunt.