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#512533 - 11/29/07 09:07 PM Re: Is this the Down side to QDM? [Re: BSK]
12 Point

Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 5235
Loc: Mississippi

BSK, the difference is that you cover 5 acres from a stand. I have one stand where 4 fields meet and can cover 120 acres from one stand. My personal preference is to see deer when hunting. A mature deer is icing on the cake, and I realize those mature deer just aren't going to step out in the open... except during the rut. But I'm willing to sacrifice an increased harvest of mature deer for the increased deer sightings.

When I hunt for mature deer in the thickets, most of the time I won't see a deer... and I can only do that once or twice before getting bored and move back out to cover more ground. \:\)

#512686 - 11/30/07 06:38 AM Re: Is this the Down side to QDM? [Re: megalomaniac]
Jerkasourous of the non-typical kind

Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 65979
Loc: Nashville, TN

Very good point megalomaniac. Heck, I'm not hunting near thick enough cover if I can see 1 acre of ground from my stand!
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James

#513169 - 12/01/07 05:56 AM Re: Is this the Down side to QDM? [Re: BSK]

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

A good QDM program is only as good as the available habitat . Not every tract is going to have the potential to produce multiple sightings of mature bucks . I am lucky if I see a handfull of mature bucks in a season .
It has nothing to do with hunting style .

Edited by Radar (12/01/07 05:58 AM)

#514252 - 12/02/07 06:06 PM Re: Is this the Down side to QDM? [Re: J_W]
10 Point

Registered: 12/17/02
Posts: 4282
Loc: Bradyville, TN USA

 Originally Posted By: J_W
Forgot to add, my perspective is that of someone who was born and raised on a multi-generational working cattle and row-crop farm with mountain land traditionally relied on for firewood and lumber for farm use. The deer hunter in me wants to leave a field or a few rows of corn and beans uncut and sow the back pasture fields in winter wheat instead of the fescue and dallas grass that is now brown and dead, but the farmer in me knows that feeding the deer even more is not the way to pay the bills \:D

Leave some back pasture feild for winter wheat and oats then bale it. The bales can be sold or used for cattle forage the next winter.
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