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Experiencing the Outdoors;
Balancing The Herd
by Cory Boothe

     

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One last discussion about the recent plummet in bucks harvested. Lots of people blame it on last winter’s snowfalls. I do believe that this could have been a slight contributing factor, but data proves that it is not a significant factor.

Take our highest elevations, for example. Year in and year out, Randolph and Preston counties receive the heaviest snowfalls in the state. Areas of Preston had over 250 inches of snow last year. Many areas of Randolph had over 200 inches. This is two to three times the snowfall in Calhoun and central West Virginia. Preston County’s buck kill fell four percent this year. Randolph County’s harvest fell six percent. If winterkill was the sole reason, surely the counties with the most snowfall in the state would have the most drastic reduction in harvest?

The late antlerless season runs from Dec. 29-31. I urge hunters to go out and kill a doe. Check the head and make sure its not a buck or button buck, if possible. This is a great opportunity to balance the herd.

Enjoy your summer. Go wading one evening for a good time.

 Comments can be sent to Coryboothe@verizon.net.

Editor’s Note: Cory is the son of Ronzel and Karen Boothe of Russett. He is a 1996 graduate of Calhoun County High School and is a teacher at Meadow Bridge Elementary, Fayette County. He resides near Summersville.)

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