Is Joe Kurz worth it?

NickDeer

Senior Member
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.
 
Plenty of deer there. I enjoy going when I get drawn. I wished they’d go back to the old rules though. Lots of 2.5y/o 8pts get killed now on that WMA.
Looking at a data set from 2003 to present, I averaged the age of all the antlered bucks killed on Joe Kurz before the change in antler restrictions and after the change. Here are the average ages:

2003-2011=3.35 years old
2012-2020=3.24 years old

Number of bucks killed:
2003-2011= 104 bucks 3.5 or older
2012-2020= 103 bucks 3.5 or older
 

toolmkr20

Senior Member
Looking at a data set from 2003 to present, I averaged the age of all the antlered bucks killed on Joe Kurz before the change in antler restrictions and after the change. Here are the average ages:

2003-2011=3.35 years old
2012-2020=3.24 years old

Number of bucks killed:
2003-2011= 104 bucks 3.5 or older
2012-2020= 103 bucks 3.5 or older
Guess I need to brush up on my age judging based on eye sight. There’s been several bucks I’ve seen that supposedly came from Kurz that looked awfully small to be 3.5+.
 
Guess I need to brush up on my age judging based on eye sight. There’s been several bucks I’ve seen that supposedly came from Kurz that looked awfully small to be 3.5+.
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.
 
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ABBYS DAD

Senior Member
Looking at a data set from 2003 to present, I averaged the age of all the antlered bucks killed on Joe Kurz before the change in antler restrictions and after the change. Here are the average ages:

2003-2011=3.35 years old
2012-2020=3.24 years old

Number of bucks killed:
2003-2011= 104 bucks 3.5 or older
2012-2020= 103 bucks 3.5 or older
Thanks for the data Charlie. Hope to add to that data this coming October.
 
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