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#3042584 - 11/20/12 06:27 PM Re: shooting does during the rut..... [Re: BigD_625]
Mike Belt
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I have killed hot does and more times than not had a buck that was right on her heels take off only to come right back to her where she lay on the ground. I have had it work the other way around as well. Many times a buck will fall in on a hot doe's trail and won't show up for several minutes after you've had the opportunity to shoot her. The question is....can you tell a hot doe when you see one that's alone or even with other does ?
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#3042887 - 11/20/12 09:23 PM Re: shooting does during the rut..... [Re: BigD_625]
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choot em!
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#3043098 - 11/21/12 05:27 AM Re: shooting does during the rut..... [Re: BigD_625]
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Wouldnt reducing the does in estrous by killing them affect bucks seen in an area?
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#3043223 - 11/21/12 07:23 AM Re: shooting does during the rut..... [Re: BigD_625]
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I am waiting until mid-December. Of course then I probablly won't see any does...

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#3043240 - 11/21/12 07:30 AM Re: shooting does during the rut..... [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Wouldnt reducing the does in estrous by killing them affect bucks seen in an area?


The fewer does in estrus at one time, the more competition between bucks for those few estrus does. The more competition between bucks, the more they have to move during daylight.
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#3043241 - 11/21/12 07:32 AM Re: shooting does during the rut..... [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Wouldnt reducing the does in estrous by killing them affect bucks seen in an area?


The fewer does in estrus at one time, the more competition between bucks for those few estrus does. The more competition between bucks, the more they have to move during daylight.
yup.
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