CLEARFIELD COUNTY---Some area hunters aren't happy about the new deer hunting regulations that were recently set in the area by the Game Commission.
The new rules were enacted because the herd was being thinned out by a long doe hunting season, but some hunters say the regulations aren't enough to fix the problem.
"I just like the way the old rules were in the old days, where you had a regular buck season and a regular doe season," said local deer hunter, Bob Neville.
That seems to be the consensus among hunters in the area. Years ago, there was two weeks of buck hunting followed by only two days when hunters could hunt doe.
"I'd like to see the game commission cut it back, cut back the seasons," said Donald Burkett, "There used to be only a couple of days of doe, now they have it too long, way too long."
The rules are now being changed in some area from two weeks of open deer season to five days of buck hunting, followed by a week of open deer hunting.
Hunters say the rules were changed to help the herd repopulate, but they don't think it will be enough.
"They help, but it doesn't solve the problem," said Burkett, "They need to cut back the doe season, is what they need to do if they're going to get any deer herd back."
Hunters say the deer population is nowhere near what it used to be in this area.
The new rules don't apply everywhere, so be sure to check with the Game Cimmission to keep up with the regulations in you area, or visit their web site by clicking here.