I went on the October hunt last year. It was alright. I freezed in the tent saturday night though lol. I used to hunt a club that was the bordering property across the river. There is a lot of potential due to the clubs and farms around the area. The only thing I don't like is how much open area's there are. Wish there was more timber.
Those are averages, so there were a number of 2.5 year olds in the harvest and you probably did see them. There were a number of 2.5s killed before and after the regulation change, but the bottom line is that the impact from the regulation change on overall age structure was minimal.