Just looking over the deer harvesy report and looking at the age sex structure, Im currious it say adult male and fawn male, What are they considering an adult male, anything thats not a fawn or what
I agree! Its a disgrace that the NB Govt collects money from hunters each year. Barely paying merchants to "collect" that money. But refuse to set up registration stations across the province for just a few weeks. They couild stil set-up at store locations. Aren't there some Forestry College students that could use a few weeks work in the fall?Thats one of the problems with the harvest numbers I see is that with most of the registration station being at Irvings or Hardware stores or what not is most of the people have no idea on what they are doing. Its not there fault but they could see a 100 lbs deer and say oh thats 160 or 200 lbs deer. Would it hurt to have 1 or 2 people actually at the DNR to register deer and weigh them. There is usually a guy or 2 out back sitting around not doing anything anyways. Maybe instead of giving money out for companies to come to NB they could create a few jobs for the deer season for a few seasonal workers.
I totally agree with you AN. I think the spike fawn thing is complicated because of possible Antler growth with a yearling, we've all seen spikes, forks, 6's, and even the odd 8 pointer all in Bucks roughly the same age. How do we expect granny at the Quick Stop to be able to age deer, when most hunters (myself included) are far from experts at it? Especially when DNR pays the store (I've heard) $1 a deer for each one they register, that's not close to enough for them to hire any additional employees who could handle it properly.I agree! Its a disgrace that the NB Govt collects money from hunters each year. Barely paying merchants to "collect" that money. But refuse to set up registration stations across the province for just a few weeks. They couild stil set-up at store locations. Aren't there some Forestry College students that could use a few weeks work in the fall?
I agree, a 12 year old boy can reproduce, does that make him mature???How could a yearling spike possibly be considered an adult male.
Maybe they need another category or two
A spike will easily come to an apple pile, will a 5.5 year old???What point are you all trying to make? Do you want DNR to categorize them fawn, yearling, 2.5 yr old and 3.5 and 4.5+? What difference does it make? If this is what you're looking for, a better breakdown of age classes being harvested, then just call Rod and get the harvest structure sent to ya from the bio data.
A buck is classed mature when it carries hard antler and can breed.
You can say it's not mature but what is mature, someone mentioned a 12 year old can breed in humans but he's not mature, ok what's mature. I know some 40 year old males that I don't consider mature either
Where do you want to draw the line on deer? 3.5, 4.5, 5.5, more? 2.5 and 3.5 yr old bucks are still growing too and have not reached their full potential so where do you draw the line? What one person considers mature for shooting purposes is not what the next will.
And what is the purpose of DNR registering deer? They have biocheck stations around the province for data info and the teeth/jaw gets aged and the weight is off a scale. The other check stations just register deer as buck doe, fawn, not too complicated.
I don't know if it is collected on GM or not, I know it is collected here.A spike will easily come to an apple pile, will a 5.5 year old???
There is no such data like you are speaking of collected on the island.
I have never seen or heard of a large buck taken here over apples(during daylight hours)lol.lol yeh thats for sure, Lots of big bucks are killed over an apple pile CDOG, Yes you have to be smarter but they will still come. Actually I spooked a spike of a bait pile this year and he never came back. Educated deer are the ones ya have to worry about