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#3033469 - 11/14/12 06:21 PM not seeing many does
mntbuck
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Since muzz season ive seen 10 bucks and only 5 does. Im not the only one in this area not seeing many does or deer for that matter. Very strange for around here. Just wondering if anybody else in carter co seeing the same? And also could it possibly be from EHD?
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#3033510 - 11/14/12 06:49 PM Re: not seeing many does [Re: mntbuck]
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 Originally Posted By: mntbuck
Since muzz season ive seen 10 bucks and only 5 does. Im not the only one in this area not seeing many does or deer for that matter. Very strange for around here. Just wondering if anybody else in carter co seeing the same? And also could it possibly be from EHD?


Far more likely the sudden decline in daylight deer sightings is due to the increased hunting pressure of MZ season opening. Deer are amazingly sensitive to sudden increases in human activity where it normally doesn't occur.
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#3033531 - 11/14/12 07:04 PM Re: not seeing many does [Re: BSK]
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I have one lease on the north side of county that i would call my best lease. I have hunted it since bow season. It receives minimal pressure and usually has way bigger bucks. Since bow season i have seen 14 does on this lease. I started hunting my other lease monday and i have seen 60 does and 5 bucks since monday. Something has changed. Im with u i think ehd or something hit the northern lease.
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#3033570 - 11/14/12 07:25 PM Re: not seeing many does [Re: muddyboots]
mntbuck
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I agree with the deer pressure but where i hunt there is none. I am on public land but its forever.Cherokee National Forrest.Ive hunted extensivly and heard very few shots in mnts.Our bear population has really boomed also. Last snow we had literaly I found as many bear tracks as deer tracks.Im a bit concerned
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#3033626 - 11/14/12 08:09 PM Re: not seeing many does [Re: mntbuck]
LanceS4803
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The farm I hunt has seen a big drop in mature doe sightins. Lots of "orphaned" yearlings. One by one, the does have been disappearing, leaving little guys just wander and are not yet afraid of humans.
Still seeing bucks, just not the does. I suspect the does are being taken by a neighboring farm.
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#3033659 - 11/14/12 08:34 PM Re: not seeing many does [Re: LanceS4803]
OnceMoreIntoTheFray
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Registered: 09/18/12
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all I see is does. just saw my first buck on the farm since the last 2 weeks of archery season, yesterday morning. wide rack 4pt, I let him walk. no rutting activity. watched close to 15 does(mothers with little ones) this afternoon with no bucks showing up.
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#3033809 - 11/14/12 11:14 PM Re: not seeing many does [Re: OnceMoreIntoTheFray]
Treestand Troubadour
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i hunt cherokee also, been seein plenty of deer, a lot more than i have in past couple years
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#3033930 - 11/15/12 06:33 AM Re: not seeing many does [Re: Treestand Troubadour]
pseshooter300
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Mntbuck are you hunting near the bear reserve?
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#3035253 - 11/15/12 06:55 PM Re: not seeing many does [Re: pseshooter300]
mntbuck
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 Originally Posted By: pseshooter300
Mntbuck are you hunting near the bear reserve?

No but i used to . Im on Holston and Iron,off Hwy 91. Im not so concerned about bucks its just the big decline in doe sightings. I hunt all elevations . An example my better spot was not uncommon to see 10 to 17 does . Ive still killed bucks there last 3 years but am lucky to see a doe. I take pretty much whole month of Nov off to hunt so i spend about every day in mnts.

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#3035259 - 11/15/12 06:56 PM Re: not seeing many does [Re: Treestand Troubadour]
mntbuck
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 Originally Posted By: Treestand Troubadour
i hunt cherokee also, been seein plenty of deer, a lot more than i have in past couple years

That is nice to hear , maybe just my huntn.

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