It's bearing down on us — the opening day of firearms season. It's this Saturday (November 16) four miles from me in New York, and Saturday, November 30. Read about it in today's front page feature in the Jamestown Gazette, "Thank a Hunter!"
These are the days when most hunters enter the woods in search of America's most prolific and abundant big game animal, the whitetail deer. But it hasn't always been that way. There was a time not that long ago when deer were scarce, and would have been virtually extinguished if it weren't for hunters. Thanks to deer, North America's system of wildlife management is the best in the world, and hunting them finances the lion's share of the management of all wildlife. Click this link and read about it FREE in the Jamestown Gazette.
Photo by Steve Sorensen: Looking for a big buck? They're out there, but a doe is a worthy target too and will provide many meals.