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Re: Number of Alabama deer hunters??? [Re: CNC] #2406012
02/12/18 06:30 PM
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Follow the $$$.

In this case, it’s all about folks with enough extra to spend big $$. Turkey Neck’s assessment is correct, with some other variables thrown in the mix.

Look at the cost of - access to property, weapons, clothes, boots, gear, anything hunting related. The cost is skyrocketing and that’s an understatement. However, a hunter like myself has the same small amount of extra to spend on hunting that I had 10 and 20 and 30 years ago. And for various reasons the experience has declined. Bad recipe, but nothing really new. It’s been a big money game for a while.

Re: Number of Alabama deer hunters??? [Re: CNC] #2406638
02/13/18 09:50 AM
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I think that there are more people hunting. BUT, they are hunting less individually than in the past.

I also think that for a myriad of reasons, a much higher percentage of them are declining to buy license.

Re: Number of Alabama deer hunters??? [Re: bigt] #2406643
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Originally Posted by bigt
Originally Posted by ronfromramer
Y'all just need to find a better place to hunt. They are out there. I can't imagine giving up my favorite activity and something I've been doing for over 60 years. I'd die from boredom in short order

Some people just can’t afford to drive hours to find a better place to hunt. Thankfully this State does offer plenty of other activities that people can pursue in the outdoors that you can still have a gratifying experience. For I am blessed to be able to afford driving 8 hours to enjoy hunting deer again. Now I will never quit hunting in Alabama totally, but the days of me buying a hunting license to do it is definitely numbered.


You guys near the coast really do have a raw deal when it comes to deer hunting. You have to drive a long ways to get into good areas.

Re: Number of Alabama deer hunters??? [Re: CNC] #2406680
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yeah, but the sumbitches have ALL the fish..... shocked grin grin


I've spent most of the money I've made in my lifetime on hunting and fishing. The rest I just wasted.....

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Re: Number of Alabama deer hunters??? [Re: BhamFred] #2406692
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Originally Posted by BhamFred
yeah, but the sumbitches have ALL the fish..... shocked grin grin

That we do ! Fresh and Saltwater....hence why my daughter has basically given up deer hunting but she has 3 boats lol.


Life is too short to be small !!

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Re: Number of Alabama deer hunters??? [Re: CNC] #2406726
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There’s been a big swing in the habitat type/usage from “the good old days”……There’s way more urban sprawl these days……habitat fragmentation…… along with lots of cattle being raised. Back in the good ol’ days most of Alabama was rural, less fragmented and people in the blackbelt were growing crops. Things are set up differently now. Deer can inhabit those subdivisions and urban outskirts but there’s a higher density of hunters when you divide the remaining habitat up into 100 acre parcels....500 acre parcels....etc……The black belt can still produce some dandies but when the vast majority of the acreage is worn out cattle pasture….then the amount of total deer to go around is much fewer. Add coyotes into the situation and here we are……..

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Re: Number of Alabama deer hunters??? [Re: CNC] #2407075
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I joined a club in Conecuh county in 1990. 3000 acres, 20 members, dues $400.00 per year and the hunting was great, fast forward to 2017, 1800 acres,12 members $1900.00 dues. The hunting is nothing compared to what it like before pine plantations. Add the price of an out of state Lic. and $100 or so dollars a week for fuel and food. I can understand why some folks hang it up. I feel fortunate to have been able to hunt this land when the wildlife was plentiful and we still had hardwoods.


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