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Old 12-21-2005, 01:32 PM
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I hunt an area of about 35acres. The deer move out of the area but will always return to be down. I know there is more deer in the area but have hunted this stand for 2 months and have only seen 6 deer. 2 bucks, 2 does, and 2 yearlings.

Would it still be ok to take a mature doe out of the herd even though there isn't a huge population? Ithink there is more deer in the area just not in this specific spot?
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Old 12-21-2005, 01:34 PM
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** I see these deer often, atleast every-other time I am out.But am only allowed to take does now. I was hoping for one of the mature does but would the yearling be a better idea?
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Old 12-21-2005, 02:15 PM
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You are hunting only a small area. So if there is a good deer population in the area, there is really no reason not to take the doe! Good luck!
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:07 PM
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If you are only allowed to take does, then why wait? Just make sure that the yearlings are not button bucks.
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:31 PM
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A mature doe ususlly has twins. A yearling, if she's bred, usually only has 1 fawn. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:48 PM
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Doe Management?
Can you manage to shoot one ?
Can you do it again ?

Seeing deer as often as you are usually means there are plenty , but ask your local game warden to be sure . If you've hunted the same stand for two months and still see deer every other time there then he'll probably say the same . For management purposes it's usually better to take the mature doe for the reason that Windwalker cited .
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:08 PM
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Thank you guys, I talked to a older man at the sport shop that I know and like alot and he said there are plenty around. He said I shouldn't have a problem. I am going out tomorrow morning and I cannot wait! I'll update when I get back in the morning!
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