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Should deer season be set back one week?

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It seems that over the last few years our weather has been getting warmer. I live and hunt around the Bangor area and I can't remember the last time we had any amount of snow during hunting season; it apears that the first week of the season has been quite warm. I don't know what I'd do if I shot a deer on opening day and then couldn't hang it a few days because the temps might be in the 50's! I for one wouldn't be opposed to the season beeing set back a week (second week of November thru the first week of December). It would be nice to have 6-10 inches of snow on the ground during the season for a change.

What do you other folks think?
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Well, like everything else, the weather comes & goes in cycles. If your only concern is "I want to hang my deer for a few days" it can't be justified.

You have to remember, there are many things going on in the woods this time of year. Duck hunting takes a break, then starts up second season in late November or early December, trappers want "DEER" hunting over so they can trap without fear of deer hunters blasting their fur to pieces, rabbit hunters want to get out with their beagles and bird hunters can get back to hunting with their dogs for the last week or two of bird season. And to push muzzleloader season back into Christmas could cause family problems statewide!

I have hunted in an oragne T-shirt in November and also in a goose-down coat and woolies for the last week of archery.

I don't think there will be any changes to the traditional Maine deer season except to possibly shorten the gun season IF Sunday hunting comes to pass.

That's my take on it!
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