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Old 08-08-2007, 07:50 PM
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I've shot a doe with (spotless) fawns, but never the other way around. I don't eat veal either. It's just a personal preference.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:02 PM
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if a doe had two fawns i would shoot the smaller of the two fawns it would give the other a better chance of surviving the winter since it wouldnt have to compete for food with the other fawn,plus the meat would be nice and tender.
Now if it was a doe and one fawn i would pass them both
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:22 PM
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I personally would not shoot a fawn with spots... I have shot a young doe that had just lost it's spots... Sometimes its hard to tell how big a lone deer is...
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:34 PM
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No fawns for me I had a very sad expierience with a young one that will be with me forever. I won't shoot a doe with fawns either even if they will be alright. I hate the sound of a fawn searching for its mom and especially if mom is never coming back.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:27 PM
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there is no pride in shooting a fawn
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:29 PM
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In the later season I sometimes have a hard time distinquishing between does and fawns. I try not to shoot a fawn, but I have in the past shot one thinking it was bigger
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:30 PM
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theres no point...fawns are just to young
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:32 PM
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Do yourself a favor and whack a doe fawn.....great eating and doing the herd a favor.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:41 AM
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I agree, taste great.
As for shooting a doe w/o fawns,remeber most of the does you see have fawns,they aren't always sticking real closeto mom this time of year. It's rare for a doe to be barren, so that doe you shoot that seemed to be w/o fawns probably isn't and you've just orphaned them anyway! Don't worry about it.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:24 AM
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the fawns will be fine after September if they were helpless without mom then the DNR wouldn't let you shoot them
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