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#364807 - 08/25/07 12:32 PM Heat & drought stress
Rusty Nail
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Registered: 09/17/06
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With this long spell of hot and dry weather and decrease in food sources for the deer. I'm tempted to take a few more deer than I usually do. I always harvest enough to feed my family and give a few steaks away, but I'm tempted to take a few extra. I think this drought will make for a difficult winter for the deer. Thinning the herd might be benificial. Am I right on that, or am I just looking for an excuse to shoot a few extra?
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#365043 - 08/25/07 07:12 PM Re: Heat & drought stress [Re: Rusty Nail]
deerchaser007
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EHD will help that also. Monitor the effects of EHD on your herd before you go crazy taking alot more deer than normal.
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#365727 - 08/26/07 12:57 PM Re: Heat & drought stress [Re: deerchaser007]
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What deerchaser007 said.

As long as this EHD outbreak doesn't get any worse in my area (only a few dead deer found), I plan on hammering the does this year. I'm going to pick out a handfull of "hit list" bucks, but the majority of my hunting will be focused on does.
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