The last few years have been rough for me not sure about you guys. I only shoot mature bucks and was able to kill a nice one last year(not a wall hanger though) but that was the first one in the past 3 years. 4-5 years ago it was nothing for me to see 15-30 deer a hunt, now I am luck to see 5-10 not sure what has happened except maybe the people who hunt around us have decided to kill more.
Ive heard this same thing from just about everyone I know that hunts this parish. Added hunting pressure, hogs, predators, loss of habitat, etc could all be factors I guess. Biologist seem to agree since they changed the season around and stated that they wanted to decrease numbers of deer killed by 30% or something like that. Its certainly depressing