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Old 09-07-2009, 02:04 PM
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would u shot a doe if it had 2 spoted fawns or a yearling with it? I had the oppetunity this weekend to shot a big doe, but it had its fawns and i could not make myself shot her.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:18 PM
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I would not hesitate to take a mature doe out of the herd.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:20 PM
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so even tho it had 2 spoted fawns u would still take the doe
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:31 PM
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I think i remember hearing one time that another doe will "adopt" the fawns if not old enough to live on their own. But im not 100% on that.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:43 PM
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I draw the line if i can tell whether the fawns are still nursing or not and most of the time if they have spots they are. i have trouble accepting that adoption theory.

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Old 09-07-2009, 02:49 PM
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Default I saw a doe and two fawns today

They were all in a dark brown color, with no spots. The doe was so small, it would not be worth the cost of butchering nor doing the job myself, unless I was starving.

That's where I would draw the line.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mfd1027 View Post
I draw the line if i can tell whether the fawns are still nursing or not and most of the time if they have spots they are. i have trouble accepting that adoption theory.

Dan
Well said that My opinion as well..its all a kind of spur of the moment kind of thing and what that particular hunter thinks..

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Old 09-07-2009, 02:56 PM
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Well said Valentine & bowhunter818. I agree with both of you. It all comes down to the individual hunter. It is their choice!
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:11 PM
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Just because fawns still have spots doesnt necessarily mean that they have not been weened off by the mother. And it definitely does not mean they are not capable of surviving on their own yet. Its september and unless those fawns were born extremely late they should be more than capable of making it on their own by now. If they were born late they very possibly will have trouble makin it through winter. (that is if you are somewhere where there is snowy winters). Each persons concious is different in cases like this. Imo the fawns ability to survive without mommy by this time is not an issue tho.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rh160kid View Post
Just because fawns still have spots doesnt necessarily mean that they have not been weened off by the mother. And it definitely does not mean they are not capable of surviving on their own yet. Its september and unless those fawns were born extremely late they should be more than capable of making it on their own by now. If they were born late they very possibly will have trouble makin it through winter. (that is if you are somewhere where there is snowy winters). Each persons concious is different in cases like this. Imo the fawns ability to survive without mommy by this time is not an issue tho.
Very true. I won't think twice about it.
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