Here are several means to accomplish a balanced, healthy, whitetail herd in an individual state complete with a great age structure BESIDES what we currently have in Indiana (let's say doe harvest is set up like it currently is in Indiana). Let's just focus on setting up the firearms season structure. What do you think is best, and why.....? 1) Holding the firearms season in December, after the November Primary breeding period. 2) Shortening up the firearms season ( say one week instead of two) and holding it towards the end of Primary Breeding period. 3) Shortening the firearms season and holding it in December, AND having a One Buck Rule. I think that all well meaning and educated people realize that managing a herd for an older age class of bucks actually goes hand in hand with proper biological deer management (complete with a balanced buck:doe ratio, smaller overall herd, etc) in general. Which one would get the job done best?????????????????