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Old 09-10-2012, 03:36 PM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Nov 2004
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I've seen it happen...

We own 3 family farms in eastern NC, raise corn, soybeans, peanuts, cotton and wheat...Except for the cotton deer love the rest of the crops...Thirty years or so ago we would see 40-50 deer in our fields with little rut activity...

We started a program where we started killing does and ended up learning that after the first few years we could take 30-40 does a year and 6-10 bucks and we had bigger bucks, healthier deer and we saw more daylight rutting activity...

Now, this took several years to reduce the herd down to where bucks were chasing, looking for hot does but it can work...
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