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#2983105 - 10/15/12 07:39 PM Passed on a doe with fawn
6 Point

Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 552
Loc: Elizabethton, Carter County, T...

Call me a softie, but I passed on a doe tonight who had a fawn prancing around delightfully behind her. I was on the ground, under a big hemlock with draping limbs in a small field, and they passed, as expected, 15 yards away. Had the red dots right on the mama, but couldn't do it. Too many stories I've heard of guys having to run off fawns after killing a doe.

It actually felt good in a way. That's the first deer I've ever passed on, and with more experience I'm becoming a more selective hunter.

#2983127 - 10/15/12 07:50 PM Re: Passed on a doe with fawn [Re: BluegrassDan]
12 Point

Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 6612
Loc: Middle TN

Yep, I have done that twice so far this season, and passed on a little button buck as well. It's hard to pass up a good shot, but like you said, you kinda feel good about it after its all behind you.

Good job!
"As long as you're green you're growing... once you're ripe you start to rot". Ray Croc

Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”

#2983175 - 10/15/12 08:06 PM Re: Passed on a doe with fawn [Re: Knothead]
14 Point

Registered: 07/19/08
Posts: 8447

I shoot any doe I want when I feel like it. By the time bow season arries, fawns are fully equipped to survive. Maybe I have a hard heart, but it doesnt bother me at all
Be nervous, but fear no one

In God we trust

God bless the USA!

#2983177 - 10/15/12 08:08 PM Re: Passed on a doe with fawn [Re: JCDEERMAN]
8 Point

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1411
Loc: Hartland, WI

I won't lie, I have a hard time shooting does with fawns. I normally let them walk till late in the season.
Packer Fan back in Packer Country

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#2983223 - 10/15/12 08:23 PM Re: Passed on a doe with fawn [Re: Redfred16]
6 Point

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 534
Loc: TN,Carter

yep i pass on does if they have fawns during bow season. but during muzl after they lose therer spots its harder for me to tell if it is a fawn or a last years fawn so i shoot if i get the chance
now then get your equipment your quiver and bow and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me. Genesis 27:3

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