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#2949315 - 09/19/12 05:38 PM A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does
Bucks & Beards
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I received a newletter from my hunting club today and read a great(and funny)quote about the need to harvest an appropriate number of does. Thought some of you might like it: "With each doe eating 3,000 pounds of yearly food out of the buck's back pocket, or maybe better put, off the top of his head, the best food plot program is to mail a doe a good-bye letter delivered at 3,000 feet per second."
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#2949319 - 09/19/12 05:46 PM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: Bucks & Beards]
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I hate hunting a property with aggressive doe harvest. JMO
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#2949609 - 09/19/12 08:52 PM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: muddyboots]
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#2949838 - 09/20/12 04:57 AM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: muddyboots]
richmanbarbeque
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
I hate hunting a property with aggressive doe harvest. JMO


Why?

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#2949931 - 09/20/12 07:23 AM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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 Originally Posted By: richmanbarbeque
 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
I hate hunting a property with aggressive doe harvest. JMO


Why?


Deer sightings in daylight will be way down and usually the only chance u have at a mature buck is the rut. I have property that i get too hunt sometimes that is 400 acres and the owner hasnt shot a doe there with a firearm ever. Its the best place i get too hunt. I see bigger bucks there than anywhere.
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#2949935 - 09/20/12 07:27 AM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: muddyboots]
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Deer sightings in daylight will be way down and usually the only chance u have at a mature buck is the rut. I have property that i get too hunt sometimes that is 400 acres and the owner hasnt shot a doe there with a firearm ever. Its the best place i get too hunt. I see bigger bucks there than anywhere.


Without question, aggressive doe harvests can drive down daylight sightings. But on that 400-acre property you speak of, the landowner is living off someone else's (a neighbors) hard work. You can't go forever without killing does and not have a seriouosly over-populated and underperforming deer herd. Someone on surrounding lands is having to do all the dirty work while you enjoy the benefits. Is that the right thing to do?
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#2949966 - 09/20/12 08:00 AM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: BSK]
muddyboots
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Deer sightings in daylight will be way down and usually the only chance u have at a mature buck is the rut. I have property that i get too hunt sometimes that is 400 acres and the owner hasnt shot a doe there with a firearm ever. Its the best place i get too hunt. I see bigger bucks there than anywhere.


Without question, aggressive doe harvests can drive down daylight sightings. But on that 400-acre property you speak of, the landowner is living off someone else's (a neighbors) hard work. You can't go forever without killing does and not have a seriouosly over-populated and underperforming deer herd. Someone on surrounding lands is having to do all the dirty work while you enjoy the benefits. Is that the right thing to do?


The surrounding properties dont shoot em either. All together about 1500 acres that i know they dont shoot them with firearms. On a typical hunt u will see 15 to 20 does with 2 to 5 bucks with a realistic chance at a shooter everytime u are there. JMO
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#2950023 - 09/20/12 08:29 AM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: muddyboots]
tellico4x4
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We hammer the does pretty hard and have done so for 10+years. We also kill mature bucks off of food plots each year too.

That said, we do limit pressure on the plots by not allowing trail cameras on them during hunting season (folks not in & out checking all the time), and most of our plot stands are easily accessible without having to set foot in plots. We have the best hunting wind direction for each plot noted in our check-in station, so folks are not buggering them up. Also, plots are pretty much located in middle of large planted pine plantations, that provide thousands of acres of sanctuaries that no one ever enters except to retrieve a deer.


Edited by tellico4x4 (09/20/12 10:27 AM)
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#2950177 - 09/20/12 10:18 AM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: tellico4x4]
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I would think some should be harvested every year..
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#2950236 - 09/20/12 11:00 AM Re: A Great Quote on the Need to Harvest Does [Re: Bucks & Beards]
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 Originally Posted By: Bucks & Beards
I received a newletter from my hunting club today and read a great(and funny)quote about the need to harvest an appropriate number of does. Thought some of you might like it: "With each doe eating 3,000 pounds of yearly food out of the buck's back pocket, or maybe better put, off the top of his head, the best food plot program is to mail a doe a good-bye letter delivered at 3,000 feet per second."
or 300 fps \:\)
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