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#2955018 - 09/24/12 08:59 AM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
Jerkasourous of the non-typical kind

Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 65979
Loc: Nashville, TN

 Originally Posted By: 8 POINTS OR BETTER
 Originally Posted By: TOW
Cant speak for Tennessee but I try and shoot enough does to balance the herd somewhat. It should not be not be an automatic war on does.

We do the same, we try to kill the same amount of does as we do bucks. But we kill most of the does late season so that we don't put a lot of pressure on the deer untill the rut is over.

As long as you can meet your doe harvest goals by waiting until after the rut, I agree that is the best policy. However, often clubs/landowners/hunters fail to meet their doe harvest needs if they wait until late in the season.
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James

#2955044 - 09/24/12 09:15 AM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: BSK]
Boll Weevil
8 Point

Registered: 06/26/11
Posts: 1332
Loc: Hardeman

 Originally Posted By: BSK
Often fawn numbers are vastly under-represented in August camera censuses.

I pulled cards from 4 cameras this weekend; 3 of which were on plots. Your quote above is absolutely spot on...the number of fawns and doe groups really jumped (many that I'd never seen before). Conversely, with the exception of several 1.5yr olds the bucks I'd been watching all summer have gone underground. It's simply amazing how that happens this time every year...can almost set your clock by it.

#2955106 - 09/24/12 09:51 AM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: Boll Weevil]
Andy S.
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point

Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 8090
Loc: Atoka, TN

 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
...can almost set your clock by it.
Isn't that the truth. \:\)
Andy S.

If I had saved all the money I spent on hunting, I'd spend it on hunting.

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