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Thursday, December 04, 2008

How long until somebody suggests Earn-a-Doe?

The Journal Sentinel's outdoors editor (meaning the editor of outdoors news - not an editor whose desk is out on the sidewalk) Paul Smith, on the just-ended gun deer season (emphasis added):

...the DNR has said it likely overestimated the herd size, in part because of lower than expected fawn production in the north and northeast because of the harsh winter last year. A new population estimate will be made in coming months that will no doubt be lower.

The number of Earn-A-Buck units will also likely be scaled back next year.
That'll be good news for a lot of hunters, but I wonder: if the herd continues to shrink, how long before we start talking about Earn-a-Doe?