Should 2019-2020 Deer Season in South Delta

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Should 2019-2020 Deer Season in South Delta

Postby Deltamud77 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:47 am

be shut down due to the unprecedented flooding?

I’ve heard of some camps in the South Delta that will likely not deer hunt, regardless of the State’s decision. I’ve heard of River camps all the way to Memphis that are contemplating the same thing...voluntary shut down.

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Re: Should 2019-2020 Deer Season in South Delta

Postby teul2 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:58 pm

The deer probably need the break. Most of the deer pictures you see out of the south delta right now are all emaciated looking. That's because they just don't have the range to forage like normal. So food is in short supply. Even if the flooding broke right now and the deer had some time to put some fat on for the winter, I don't think they will have time to get back to enough of a normal state to put fat on. How much under growth is going to bloom out anything worth the deer eating before it gets cold? How much eating is it going to take to get back to a normal weight?
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Re: Should 2019-2020 Deer Season in South Delta

Postby JaMak84 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:42 pm

I could go along with closing the season for everything south of Hwy. 12. Can't see how this would effect much of anything north of that. The river clubs will take care of themselves. Most of them have a much better handle on their situation than MDWFP does.
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Re: Should 2019-2020 Deer Season in South Delta

Postby lilwhitelie » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:59 pm

JaMak84 wrote:I could go along with closing the season for everything south of Hwy. 12. Can't see how this would effect much of anything north of that. The river clubs will take care of themselves. Most of them have a much better handle on their situation than MDWFP does.



I would assume the bucks that survive wouldn’t come close to meeting antler restrictions this year due to lack of nutrition and most likely all the does aborted fawns if they were pregnant to survive the stress. So if you hunt and shoot does as usual you are just setting yourself back further but just my .02 cents.
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Re: Should 2019-2020 Deer Season in South Delta

Postby Deltamud77 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:33 am

I tend to think that the season South of 12 should be closed or should only open January 1 and close January 31, at best.

If I were a River Camp member, given what I know, I’d be in the side of restraint, even if that meant not deer hunting this year.

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