There was a time when it was rare for someone to kill a buck, and the greatest sin a deer hunter could commit was to shoot a doe. Now, as a general rule, hunters can't shoot enough does and we are debating issues such as buck limits and antler restrictions.
Researchers now have better data on where whitetail bucks disappear to during the rut, whether does really are more vigilant than bucks, and how to treat acorn trees to maximize the food they provide for deer.
Lawmakers didn't have it take effect immediately. That means the effective date will be 90 days after the legislative session ends this fall, which rules out a wolf hunt until next year at the earliest.