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Judging size of doe

Old 10-05-2005, 08:03 PM
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How do you judge the size of a doe, especially at a distance and traveling by itself.
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:25 PM
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I never shoot an antlerless deer by itself. Often these deer are button bucks. Always wait for more than one deer to present itself, and then make a harvest decision.
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:29 PM
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Look for buttons and shoot the heifer. If I am specificallydoe hunting, a doe is a doe, and size is irrelevent.
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:30 AM
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Head size,Body mass, yes alot of times a lone skin head with a short nose is a button
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:38 AM
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Long Floppy ears with a long dark face.
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:10 AM
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i think it's all in the nose. short stubbynose is ayoung deer. long thinnose is big deer. this about the easiest way i have found to make a decision onsize.
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:36 AM
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Wait for 3 to show up and take the biggest. A lone deer is difficult to guess especially at a distance.
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:59 AM
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I very rarely shoot at a doe by itself. I have a hard time telling how big it is. I like to be able to judge it with a couple of others.
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:56 PM
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ORIGINAL: missed_another

i think it's all in the nose. short stubbynose is ayoung deer. long thinnose is big deer. this about the easiest way i have found to make a decision onsize.
that's the best way to do it. it's alot better to wait until there are others to compare it to.
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:19 PM
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WELL AT THE RISK OF SOUNDING BOASTFUL I AM A "TROPHY" DOE HUNTER ....I GENERALLY LIKE TO GLASS THE LENGTH OF THE EARS AND THE SPREAD BETWEEN THE EARS .... YEP ..THAT WILL GIVE THEM AWAY EVERYTIME ....HERE IN NORTH ALABAMA A REAL "TROPHY" DOE WILL HAVE ABOUT A 5in SPREAD ....

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