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Jgrund07/OH 10-01-2008 03:00 PM

Shootin does?
Hey, i got a question and i would love someimput. This summer me and my buddy did nothing butscout, get new properties, hang stands andtake the ol' spotting scope out. We were fortunate enough to find a few good bucks and were able to watch them all summer. We have a few good stands hung ateach spot. My question is do you guys think it is a bad idea to shoot does out of those stands. Ive heard from some people that it can scare a buck out of the area completely and then ive heardfrom other people it wont bother them at all. whats your take?

Bowman4440 10-01-2008 03:04 PM

RE: Shootin does?
It won't help im sure. Especially if the buck frequents that area a lot. You may want to try and set up a different stand to shoot your does out of if possible.

newguy23 10-01-2008 03:38 PM

RE: Shootin does?
I personally don't think it matters... I have harvested two large bucks in the evening, after deer were taken in the morning from the same stand.

Kreagerm 10-01-2008 03:53 PM

RE: Shootin does?
I don't think it matters much either. I wouldn't put a gut pile under my stand location (obviously)

VA5326 10-01-2008 03:56 PM

RE: Shootin does?
I don't think it would matter if you don't overhunt it.Personally, if I know a big buck is frequenting the area I'm holding off on the does until I get the buck. That's just me though. Look at it this way, while you're drawing down on a doe, ol' antler candy could be walking up your six and you wouldn't know it until it was too late.

wahoohunter 10-01-2008 04:19 PM

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I say it won't have too much of an effect simply because we've taken does from a stand and then turned around a week later and taken a nice buck at the same place.

Tribal 10-01-2008 04:30 PM

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Gut piles don't bother deer I saw that somewhere and it was credible. I would just be careful of scent that is the only thing that would for sure clear out a big buck. Don't do figure eights around your area. If hes real big and hes in the area I personally would be holding out on him. But now is a good time to take does before the rut.

hunter9022 10-02-2008 10:14 AM

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Nothing wrong with taking a doe out of it unless your not seeing very many in the area. Like tribal said, do it before the rut and fill the freezer.

Gundeck 10-02-2008 11:08 AM

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Two seasons ago (shotgun), I took a doe and (less than an hour later) took a buck less than 50 yards away. I don't think it matters that much.

KickerPoint79 10-02-2008 11:15 AM

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The only way I wouldn't shoot a doe is if the big boy is standing out there too. Otherwise the doe goes down.

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