*sigh* Pretty obvious to me, because they're not trying to "thin out" the herd, at least not to the extent that it would affect their hunting revenues. And if does were targeted, there goes next year's crop of potential trophy bucks. From your State's Fish and Wildlife website: (Note there's no mention of massive deer overpopulation which requires public help to reduce vehicle collisions. Nope, it's all about enjoying recreational hunting and the money it produces for the State.)I've spoken to quite a few of them over the years and I've never really gotten a solid answer to my question about why only one doe day, or if we had more, do they think it would help to thin out the herd.
Again, not attacking the hunting culture, just saying the deer are "overpopulated" because that's the way the States want it.
A healthy deer herd, managed at levels that are compatible with current land use practices and the human population, has great value to the people of the state. Deer are photographed, watched and hunted by many New Jerseyans and visitors from elsewhere. Deer hunters spend more than 100 million dollars each year as they enjoy approximately 1.5 million recreation-days hunting deer. Money spent in the course of deer hunting benefits a wide variety of New Jersey businesses.