here is another one for you all . Kaibab deer permits An item that took up a lot of morning was concerns from the public that dealt with the departments proposed Kaibab deer permits this fall. The department had proposed two juniors-only antlerless deer hunts, with 800 permits total, be established to curtail the expanding deer population on what is described as the state’s best deer herd. In 2006, only 100 antlerless tags were issued. The department also sought to move the early west side Kaibab hunt, commonly referred to by many as the Kaibab’ s “meat hunt” from a late October hunt structure to a mid-October time frame and increase buck only tags from 500 to 900. Both of the proposals brought howls of protest from sportsmen, including members of the Arizona Deer Association, one of the department’s non-government “partners” in deer management on the famous north Kaibab. Kevin Harris, the president of the ADA said that deer permits on the Kaibab should remain, “As status quo, or if the department insists on increasing tags, that they be made in moderation.” Walt Corn, the president of the ADA’s Buckskin Chapter in Fredonia, spoke on the matter and said their group would be happy with “200,300 or even 400 doe tags.” After much discussion with department personnel, sportsmen and the Commission, it was decided that the early hunt(s) on the Kaibab would remain in the same time frame as they were in 2006. Antlerless deer permits were raised from 100 to 400, with one four-day juniors-only hunt set for Nov.9-12. The early west side buck-only hunt will see an increase of 150 permits to 650 for 2007. It was interesting to note that in 2006 the department sold 49 “companion” buffalo tags to hunters who held valid Kaibab deer tags, with seven hunters bagging one of the shaggy beasts. Most of the harvest occurred during the east side deer hunts. The department also sold 52 any-elk tags for those who held Kaibab deer tags, however those hunters took no elk in 2006.