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#3059310 - 12/02/12 09:55 AM All Bucks - No Does his morning?
LanceS4803
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After watching the chasing (Giles Co) and feeding of many, many does and yearlings from a distance, I decided to move my stand into their area this morning. Bumped a couple deer going in.
10 minutes after getting set in the tree, a heavy bodied, racked out deer moved through, crossing my trail, but it was still dark.
Within 1.5 hours a 3pt came through, a 6pt and then a button. All went downwind of me, were within 30yds of me but never knew I was there, so scent wasn't not the problem.
But, not a single doe. This was a first ever for this place to not see them.
I'm not sure what is going on here. Just bad timing?
Any ideas?
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#3059322 - 12/02/12 10:03 AM Re: All Bucks - No Does his morning? [Re: LanceS4803]
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What you see on one hunt is absolutely meaningless.
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#3059363 - 12/02/12 10:34 AM Re: All Bucks - No Does his morning? [Re: BSK]
LanceS4803
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Then I'll chalk it up to bad timing, and try that same tree again!
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#3059511 - 12/02/12 12:55 PM Re: All Bucks - No Does his morning? [Re: LanceS4803]
7wsm
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i hate it when u go deer hunting and all you see is bucks
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#3059548 - 12/02/12 01:23 PM Re: All Bucks - No Does his morning? [Re: 7wsm]
DIRTTRAX
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Im having the same problem in henderson county. My place is always a doe haven, but for the last 12 days I have seen one doe and over 20 different bucks, (all small bucks). Still seeing a few tracks but all pics stopped on my trail cameras. I have never seen anything like it, been hunting this place for 7 years and always see does. But now just bucks.
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#3059551 - 12/02/12 01:25 PM Re: All Bucks - No Does his morning? [Re: BSK]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
What you see on one hunt is absolutely meaningless.


I saw 21 does/yearlings in a single file line walk by me in Ky last weekend. No bucks. Is that meaningless too? Serious question not poking fun.
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#3060720 - 12/03/12 07:09 AM Re: All Bucks - No Does his morning? [Re: trealtree]
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
 Originally Posted By: BSK
What you see on one hunt is absolutely meaningless.


I saw 21 does/yearlings in a single file line walk by me in Ky last weekend. No bucks. Is that meaningless too? Serious question not poking fun.


Yes, it's meaningless as for understanding the herd dynamics of the area. However, huge groups of antlerless deer traveling together outside of winter sometimes has meaning. It usually means that the area has experienced little doe harvests. One of the signs of a heavy doe harvest is the breaking up of social groups, and the largest doe social group seen will be one mature doe and her offspring from the last couple of years (usually one 2 1/2 year-old doe [her daughter]), and the mature doe and the daughter's fawn(s) from this year. It is very common in heavy doe harvest areas to see no doe social group larger than 5 members.
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#3060953 - 12/03/12 09:56 AM Re: All Bucks - No Does his morning? [Re: BSK]
LanceS4803
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Fascinating. (At least I think so. My wife, who has to listen to me tell her some of the posts doesn't seem to think it is.)
Thanks BSK
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#3061083 - 12/03/12 11:15 AM Re: All Bucks - No Does his morning? [Re: LanceS4803]
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Yeah, my wife would be very happy if she never had to hear the word "deer" again. ;\)
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#3061334 - 12/03/12 02:08 PM Re: All Bucks - No Does his morning? [Re: 7wsm]
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LOLOLOLOLOL mbn
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#3061635 - 12/03/12 05:34 PM Re: All Bucks - No Does his morning? [Re: BSK]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: trealtree
 Originally Posted By: BSK
What you see on one hunt is absolutely meaningless.


I saw 21 does/yearlings in a single file line walk by me in Ky last weekend. No bucks. Is that meaningless too? Serious question not poking fun.


Yes, it's meaningless as for understanding the herd dynamics of the area. However, huge groups of antlerless deer traveling together outside of winter sometimes has meaning. It usually means that the area has experienced little doe harvests. One of the signs of a heavy doe harvest is the breaking up of social groups, and the largest doe social group seen will be one mature doe and her offspring from the last couple of years (usually one 2 1/2 year-old doe [her daughter]), and the mature doe and the daughter's fawn(s) from this year. It is very common in heavy doe harvest areas to see no doe social group larger than 5 members.


makes sense, thanks
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