Like any ethical hunter would do, I let a borderline shooter (a respectable bow kill / I estimated 16 in. wide 8 point w/ 18 in. mainbeams) walk on a WMA (Mahanna) this past January )NOT a shooter by Mahanna's rules. No big deal, but don't get me wrong, I would have loved to harvest the deer.
Well, after studying the 'WMA report'(on the MDWFP website), It bothered me to see that several deer were taken that seemed to be too small according to the state's rule at Mahanna. Of course the report shows averages, but if you study the statistics, it's clear that several deer were taken that were too small.
Does anyone know what the penalty is for taking a deer too small on a WMA, according to the state's regulations? A fine? A slap on the wrist? A suspeneded license?...
I am interested in trying a new broadhead this year (I'm not a big fan of mechanicals). Has anyone used an 'Atom'? If so, what kind of results did you have?