Overwhelming majority of “everyday hunters” in MICHIGAN know or express how “the hunting sucks”. If u “want to shoot does” or meat- even MI is challenging…. Ground is locked up & there’s some pockets of high deer #’s & some very low. Access is hard. Same as anywhere. One thing MI or most others don’t have….. deer that get AGE. They don’t. 1.5 where I grew up got killed- rural areas, big woods or low hunter density- still happened.
Iowa has plenty of hunters- PLENTY!!! & vast areas where there’s no deer. County after county- no trees, no deer- nothing…. & that’s probably 60-70% of iowa counties!!!!
IOWA has the “every day blast em guys”. Guys that don’t care. Just like any state. So- how is it- we are filled with “shoot, get meat, I don’t care” guys but it’s still exceptionally better than surrounding states????? REGULATIONS - PERIOD!!!!!! Iowas limited habitat & hunting provide opportunities for serious hunters + “blast em all” guys. Other states cannot do that with their regs.
Any issue: dissect it…. “Well iowa has less people”…. Ok- go to NE or MO - less people than iowa & u cross border & it goes down tubes.
“iowa has better soils” ….. So does IL, MO, S MI, IN, S MN, S WI, etc etc. premium soils there!!! Mixed with cover. & tons of it. Hunting tanks. & Iowa’s biggest deer exist in the worst soil areas!!! Go to premium soil areas of iowa - where it’s 85 CSR flat tillable- there’s no deer or very few.
“Been this way, won’t change”. BS - not with time- youth will take over. Youth understand this (& some older folks) & youth want a change in all those states. That’s your chance. 5-10 years maybe but it’ll happen somewhere. Not easy - but one state will turn. Give the youth time to take control. & the guys “it’ll never change” - bunch of Debby downer girly-men sissies!!!!!! Make it change!!!!! Fight!!!!
throw any “devils advocate” out here!!!!…..Go!!!!…..