We are by the Monroe unit and numbers seem to be about what they were last year, BUT and that is a big but the wildlife board has seen in their better wisdom to hunt doe by Glenwood, UT. That some of the herd we need. Hunters and other predators push the deer constantly until they are right down in the fields.
Secondly, I have a friend who has hunted the Thousand Lake unit for several years, and could not believe the very high number of buck to doe ratio on that unit, until he hunted archery there this year. He found he could not find very many doe. He saw a lot of coyotes though.
Thirdly, I have another friend who is hunting in the Zion unit high country and has trail cameras. He is as many bear in the trail cameras as deer.
Fourthly, I talked to a DWR representative who has cameras on the Phavant Range above Richfield. He said there are so many mountain lions on that range of few deer he doesn't know how any survive. He went on to say the "Hounders" are the worst predator a deer can have. They wine and scream very time there is a increase in tags. They just want pursuit and release.
I am old enough I shouldn't even care, but if you youngsters don't get off your backside during the off season you deserve what you get.