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#3040158 - 11/19/12 10:28 AM Hunting Old Does...
catman529
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Who all will target a specific old doe?

On friday, before I finally kilt the buck right after sunset, I hunted all day and got picked out at least three times by this old, smart doe. She had a young doe with her the whole time too. Her chest was deeper than on any other doe I've seen, she was big bodied and had a noticeably low-pitched "voice" when she blew at me. She's gonna screw up more hunts if I don't kill her soon. I already flung an arrow at her once but hit a tree, so now she's even smarter. She will go downwind and smell me, and will see me even if I don't move, come close enough just to get a good look and bust me. From now on, every time I see her, she gets shot priority, unless I can see a real big buck behind her. I call her ol' Nanner Doe and she ain'g gonna survive the season if I get the chance. If/when I kill her I will pull the jaw bones.

I know a lot of us like to target old bucks, but who targets old does too?
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#3040260 - 11/19/12 11:14 AM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: catman529]
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Towards the end of season I'll pick off a few old nannies. Got one on my hit list for sure. She does me the same way every time I try to hunt this one certain spot. Blows and blows and blows the first chance I get crosshairs on her BOOM!!!!
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#3040268 - 11/19/12 11:17 AM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: Hollar Hunter]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Hollar Hunter
Towards the end of season I'll pick off a few old nannies. Got one on my hit list for sure. She does me the same way every time I try to hunt this one certain spot. Blows and blows and blows the first chance I get crosshairs on her BOOM!!!!
good luck on her, Mudbone told me about the one who always checked your stand and then he ambushed her from the bushes while you sat in the tree taking video... good story
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#3040301 - 11/19/12 11:31 AM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: catman529]
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I've done it. I've had some specific does that I tried unsuccessfully to kill for multiple seasons.
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#3040314 - 11/19/12 11:36 AM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: Poser]
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Some of those big mature does are just as hard to kill as mature bucks....They get awful smart and crafty with age.
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#3040322 - 11/19/12 11:40 AM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: Dbllunger]
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I had one that would do that to me. I finally killed her when she stuck her head out of a briar patch to get a better look at where I was sitting. She was crafty, but I finally got her. She went down officially as 5 1/2+, but her teeth were about gone.
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#3040324 - 11/19/12 11:41 AM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: Dbllunger]
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I killed one earlier this year. The two little ones and another doe that came in with her just stood there looking at her after she fell. I got the two little ones, too.
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#3040343 - 11/19/12 11:50 AM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: BigD_625]
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
I killed one earlier this year. The two little ones and another doe that came in with her just stood there looking at her after she fell. I got the two little ones, too.
good deal, that's a way to stock up on tender meat while you're at it \:D
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#3040344 - 11/19/12 11:50 AM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: BigD_625]
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I have not targeted a specific doe, but I killed a doe in MS which was probably the oldest deer I have ever killed. Her teeth were wore down to the gums. I killed her on public land. Her fawn was what got her killed. He was acting silly, I spotted him, and after awhile I could make her out too.
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#3040351 - 11/19/12 11:53 AM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: WMAn]
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I got one on Laurel Hill years ago that aged 8 plus. She really didn't have any teeth left at all.
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#3040511 - 11/19/12 01:17 PM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: BigD_625]
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I killed the one I picked out before bow season...last Saturday. Much harder to kill than bucks once they realize they are being hunted. I guess she would field dress 140 backint he summer and she hit 138 Sat. That is a big doe.
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#3040564 - 11/19/12 01:48 PM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: bowriter]
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i had one like that. my buddy was mad because he blew at him two different hunts. one afternoon she headed to me during bow season. got just outta range and i could tell she realized something wasnt right. she never blew but slowed down and changed her path of travel. she was finally killed during muzzleloader by my brother while a little buck was after her. she was really smart.
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#3040582 - 11/19/12 01:59 PM Re: Hunting Old Does... [Re: BigD_625]
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Here is my biggest doe to date. Don't know what she weighed but she was a beast. Thank goodness it was a downhill drag. This was New Years Day 2004 and I was tired, hungover and questioning my sanity at being there till she showed up. This was also back in my bow only days. I went about 10 years with nothing but a bow.

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