Grade Breakdown by Resident and Nonresident
Individual Reports and CommentsAdd Your Grade
Steve Leffler (resident)
It should be 1 buck per year. Also 3 points per side would be better. The state shoots way too many young bucks. Rifle season is during the peak of the rut.
GreenMountain Whitetails (resident)
A lot of great bucks harvested this year. Love the spike rule but this state gives out WAY too many late season antler-less permits. Kill too many bred does during muzzleloader.
Chris Lanfear (resident)
Antlers restriction has helped with better bucks being taken. 3 points on a side would be better. One deer a year should be the limit.
The bucks are getting bigger because of antler restrictions. Hunting is tougher than years ago because there are fewer hunters moving deer around. Posted land is starting to be a problem.
Brock Quesnel (resident)
We shoot too many yearling bucks in our state. The buck to doe ratio is skewed to too many doe. Our rifle season is during the peak of the rut which in my opinion is a mistake and should be later.
Dustin Labounty (resident)
I harvested a 197 pound 8 pointer this year, and saw 3 larger ones too.
Andrew Mattison (resident)
State seems to think everything is amazing herd wise but hunters know that the deer population is dwindling and getting worse year by year due to too many doe permits and way too many coyote.
Bob Sholan (resident)
Low quality of bucks
Schafer Magnant (resident)
Have a few bucks in camera. Not a single one seen during season. Very to little deer movement observed. Can’t use Archery tags during entire hunting season.
Billy Buckman (resident)
Not many deer around and state issues way too many doe permits. Two bucks a year is 1 too many.
Steve M (resident)
Low overall numbers of deer in northern tier. Small yearling bucks. Need to restrict number of bucks to one per year.
Harry Dewyea (resident)
very poor age distrabution of bucks, hardly any three and four year olds. Dont get to live long .Enough.
Worse state in NE to hunt!!
Only hunted one week
Chris Lord (nonresident)
Not many deer, nice bucks were taken but few and far between
The point restriction is working. Overall deer head is down.
Rob in VT (resident)
6 bucks on camera, only 1over 2.5 years old. Fair amount of doe and fawns. Management program should be restructured to limit only 1buck per year, move Muzzleloader late Sept to remove doe early