Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Archery Forums > Bowhunting
 Would you support a doe only season... >

Would you support a doe only season...

Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is bowhunting. Share in the stories, pictures, tips, tactics and learn how to be a better bowhunter.

Would you support a doe only season...

Old 03-16-2005, 09:54 AM
  #1  
Giant Nontypical
Thread Starter
 
buckeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: The OH-IO
Posts: 7,103
Default Would you support a doe only season...

Would you support a doe only season in your state for one year to help balance the buck to doe ratio and increase the age structure of the buck pouplation?
buckeye is offline  
Old 03-16-2005, 10:02 AM
  #2  
 
ash2042's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 1,512
Default RE: Would you support a doe only season...

I would definately support a doe only season. I think it would be hard to convience some of the "old timers" in my state to agree. I just saw, not to long ago posted property and the posters said no doe hunting. I geuss they are just uneducated.
ash2042 is offline  
Old 03-16-2005, 10:03 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Newark Ohio USA
Posts: 251
Default RE: Would you support a doe only season...

Definately.
rob1 is offline  
Old 03-16-2005, 10:06 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,555
Default RE: Would you support a doe only season...

I would as long as there is science behind it and the population can support it. In some parts of my state it wouldn't be a problem but in other areas there are only 6-7 deer per square mile. A doe only season in these parts could have a terrible effect on the population.

Bottom line, if the buck/doe ration is out of wack and the population can sustain a doe only season then let the does fall where they may.
adams is offline  
Old 03-16-2005, 10:13 AM
  #5  
Giant Nontypical
 
rybohunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 7,208
Default RE: Would you support a doe only season...

I'd favor a very limited buck tag drawing first before a whoesale doe only season for an entire year.
rybohunter is offline  
Old 03-16-2005, 10:22 AM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
bearklr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Lancaster pa
Posts: 3,015
Default RE: Would you support a doe only season...

We used to have doe only here in Pa but they combined it with the two week buck season so that more doe got taken which also tried to reduce the buck harvest at the same time. Personally, I like the season as it stands now because I have a better chance at harvesting a deer when I head out hunting.
bearklr is offline  
Old 03-16-2005, 10:55 AM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Memphis TN USA
Posts: 3,445
Default RE: Would you support a doe only season...

I absolutely would for a couple of years
silentassassin is offline  
Old 03-16-2005, 11:10 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Inverness, MS
Posts: 3,982
Default RE: Would you support a doe only season...

I once belonged to a club who's doe population had gotten way out of whack. For 3 years all that you could kill were spikes and does. When we opened buck hunting back up, there were some MONSTER bucks killed the following few years.

The doe only season is tough, b/c some areas could really use it and others don't need it. I've hunted areas within this state that have buck to doe ratios of close to even, then other places have 10 does to each buck. I guess it would be up the biologists and individual land owners to limit the amount of does shot on any individual parcel of land.

I might would support it, but with strict rules and regulations and lots of guidance from the game departments and biologists.
Double Creek is offline  
Old 03-16-2005, 11:10 AM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Elkview WV
Posts: 2,369
Default RE: Would you support a doe only season...

I would if my state wasn't ready killing to many does now. For those of you who say yes, do you now shoot does on your own? I for one do.
gutshot is offline  
Old 03-16-2005, 11:22 AM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Memphis TN USA
Posts: 3,445
Default RE: Would you support a doe only season...

I do shoot does. As a matter of fact all I shot this year was does (6). I passed up SEVERAL small bucks that were legal but for me personally there is no sense killing a small buck. I can just kill does for meat and hopefully the small buck will be bigger next year. He might still get killed anyway but at least I have done my part to help him get there.
silentassassin is offline  

Quick Reply: Would you support a doe only season...


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.