So what's the answer? Kip Adams, a QDMA spokesperson, believes there may be no right answer. He has spoken with deer and deer hunters in over 20 states and is quick to point out that deer seasons are not as simple as the number of days they run. As far as keeping populations in check, some states get the job done in 2 weeks while others need 2 months. Hunter density and hunter enthusiasm has a lot to do with it. As far as big bucks go, well, it's pretty hard to beat the Midwest but there is more to growing big bucks than a short deer season.