All the extra days really mean crap in the scheme of things because only less than 1% of hunters would actually take part. Everyone is getting the vapors over nothing, acting like its going to be a shooting melee. And as far as the comment on the reasons why the population's become stable because of all the hunting allowed now I think is BS. According to the harvest reports the take has averaged between 90 and 100 thousand a year steady. There is more environmental factors to the herd than there are hunting AND it might be quite possible that the lands reached its carrying capacity. http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Documents/md_annual_deer_report14-15.pdf If anyone were serious about "reducing the herd" for farmers anyone with damage permits would be required to enroll in a program that would match hunters with farmers. I suggested this years ago and it fell on deaf ears. Run it through the managed hunt program and add a NICS check to it to vet the applicants and your good to go. You get the list. The biggest problem with deer management in the state is access, and its dwindling.