2019 Deer Hunting Forecast

Greyman

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How does your state look this year?
 

WyoDoug

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I can't find an accurate forecast for 2019. Wyoming had mild winters this year and a ton of moisture. Food supply is very good so I think that equates to more babies. My thoughts is many mature animals will survive to hunting season where other winters they might have perished. Iffn I were a bettin man, I would bet that hunters will experience a higher than normal success rate this year. I know I am hoping that in my case with all the licenses I drew this year.
 

unclemoe

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At my place in wisco we had a bad winter for snow 2 to 3 feet on the ground for a few months and so far i havnt seen many twin fawns only singles but adult numbers have been good and its still early! Plus we have been running bear bait sites on the property for the first time so not sure if thats driving them away
 

Old man bob

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AZ. and N. MEXICO should have banner years. Great precip. since a year ago. How is western Colo. doing. I have 3rd season Muley tag in unit 70. I know there is animals ,just wonder how horn growth is..........BOB!
 

wytex

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We had a mild winter and tons of moisture but last, late summer was very dry. Winter range in some areas was not good and as a result not seeing quite as many fawns as years past. Deer numbers are up though but worried about fawn recruitment .
 

Fowl Hunter

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Southern Idaho mule deer - '16-'17 winter was hard on the herd that has been on a long term decline. Lower density herds is what the Idaho farmers/ranchers want so that is how the F&G manages and big fires on many wintering grounds have hurt mature stands of sagebrush. There is logic behind keeping herds just below carrying capacity. Some big bucks killed every year, wet spring and summer, habitat is in good shape. Also elk numbers have been increasing which seem to compete

Northern Idaho whitetails had many pockets of disease kill 3 years ago with many areas not effected. Have 2 areas I have permission to hunt about 10 miles apart in 11A - 1 had big loses and has yet to come back fully, the other loaded with deer. Also pheasants, quail, huns there - perhaps my favorite area to hunt!
 

WyoDoug

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Wyoming's deer counts show less whitetail than mule deer. Kinda puzzled at that though, because when I drove through the Campbell County area I say way more whitetail and not a whole lot of mulies.
 

hank4elk

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NM is looking OK,but numbers still suck for mule deer. That said I am hopeful as I drew a local tag & see a few deer.
 
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