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Old 11-28-2010, 09:23 PM
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Can someone tell me how you judge the size of a doe at 10 yrds away from 15' high. I'm talking 120 lbs plus.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:55 PM
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Well you look at it son

I just make a mental note and compare.

You can tell by looking at it whether it's a good shooter or not.......Least I can but idk.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:14 AM
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Here are a couple of tips. If it is by itself look at it's face/nose. If it's more like a 2 litre bottle it's not a fawn. Next look at the body. From front legs to back legs, if it's rectangular shape it is not a fawn. A fawn will be square shape. Then there's the obvious, if it is with other deer just compare the sizes and take out the biggest one.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:45 AM
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hard to tell by the face....after 2 1/2 years, the jaw is done growing.
btw..its better to let the big does go...kill the small and medium size ones...the older does will be beneficial to the herd.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:09 AM
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Ok Pa. I gonna tri dat. I letchi no.
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Well you look at it son

I just make a mental note and compare.

You can tell by looking at it whether it's a good shooter or not.......Least I can but idk.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by jrfrmn View Post
Ok Pa. I gonna tri dat. I letchi no.
Hey now!.......There ain't nothin wrong with bein a redneck sonny!
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:57 PM
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If it looks like it should have a rack, 120+.

80lb doe vs 140lb doe..













That last pic looks like it could be a buck.
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:37 PM
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How is the Older does good for your herd?
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by dpj1030 View Post
How is the Older does good for your herd?
IMO there not.

Old does can't bare young therefore as far as population goes......There not contributing.

They can serve as "mother hens" if you now what I'm saying.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by dpj1030 View Post
How is the Older does good for your herd?

There more responsible and less likely to bed down with any old buck.

Don't worry about it, You'll know one when you see one. They got a mean look in there eye and that's no lie. Saw one a few years ago that looked like it had a dark mane like a lion. I'd like to kill that deer. She had a real attitude. This deer was a real educator, good for the herd, bad for the hunter.
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