over the last year I’ve gotten to talk to a lot of folks that travel all over for Whitetails. As a kid- I watched a few of these guys on tv hunt all over & Canada was one of the great places. Speaking with maybe half dozen folks like that & then over the last few weeks my NR neighbors had told me their experiences in Canada. Small representation or sample group BUT I heard a common thread “in the last 5-15 years (depends on who u talk to), the amount of the best 2-4 years shot on outfitted hunts has gone up dramatically and top end has dropped drastically”. Kind of like Pike co IL over the last 20 years. Both Canada & Pike co IL, at some point- represented the highest quality & true chance at an absolute fully mature slob. IL I’ve followed & hunted for years & understand that. I was surprised to hear this about Canada!!! Is there any truth to this? I fully realize it’s a HUGE place and no one can paint with that broad a brush, but overall - have any of you heard the same? With Canada promoting big whitetails for decades & bringing in hunters a large part of some local economies - I guess it makes sense. At the same time- it’s crazy to think 500,000 acre forests are getting pounded like that but with fewer deer & concentrated on bait- I spose it’s possible. With probably, who knows, 50-200 times the forest that Iowa has- if it’s true that CANADA’S quality has been hindered by increased pressure & targeting of young good gen bucks- more to think about with what could happen to Iowa with the wrong moves. I’m gonna say it’s been a dozen informed guys over the last year with this general feeling on quality degradation in Canada. For the rest of u that have any insight- what’s ur take? Reasons for it if so? Still my dream hunt someday but disappointed with what I’ve heard.