Because of this depredation, for the past few years the Goodwins have received an unlimited number of doe-only damage control assessment permits. To get some help with the deer, this year the Goodwins decided to allow up to 12 hunters onto the property during a portion of the general firearms season, which ran from November 16 to 28, and offer them the opportunity to take one buck and one doe for $600. They ended up booking a total of five people. Two hunted from November 16 to 18, taking a six-point buck, a button buck and a doe. Three people hunted from November 19 to 21, taking one buck that Barry Goodwin says the hunter reported as good, but which he personally did not see, and one doe. The remaining hunt dates of November 23 to 25 went unbooked.
All hunting is conducted from stands, with clients on their stands well before dawn, hunting until approximately 9 a.m., coming in for breakfast and a nap, then going back out to the stands in mid-afternoon to remain until the end of legal hunting time a half hour after sunset. The Goodwins plan to offer this hunt again........(continued)