By Tim Kowols
Even though many hunters dream of shooting that trophy buck, going after the deer they are often chasing is a more effective way of controlling the herd’s population. According to Petersen’s Hunting, harvesting does not only eliminates the possibility of more deer, it eases their strain on the habitat they live in and can even cause bucks to be more active as they work harder to find a mate. Dick Baudhuin from the Door County Deer Advisory Council says there is always someone who can use the meat if you do not want it for yourself.
While archers have had the woods to themselves since September 16, the gun deer hunting season begins on Saturday.