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Why do some area Breed more BUCKS?

Old 12-17-2009, 11:36 AM
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I read that in contrast to most other areas deer populations in Alberta (where I live) produce a very high percentage of doe in comparison to bucks. When I hunt I see does to bucks in about 20-to-1 ratios at least. Does anyone know why this is?
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:02 PM
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i saw a study from SMU that says diet is everything for the sex of the baby in humans, maybe its the same concept...btw like 19f that were prego ate one area of food, while the other ate the oppisite side....1 control and 9 boys and 9 gurls ...
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:02 PM
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where did you read that at?
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:49 PM
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Interesting...In the past I can remember plenty of times where I saw more of one sex than the other over an extended period. My trail camera has picked up more buck than does this season. I recall different pastures on our old hunting lease that varied quite a bit....sit in this one of you want to see alot of does and then mine where it was mostly bucks.

None of my observations comes close to scientific, though. /shrug.
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:59 AM
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Horacio (if that is your name),

So what you are saying is perhaps in the regular area I hunt (fields, river, and small forest areas) I have not found where the bucks mostly dwell and I keep hunting doe hang outs?

Hmmm...this could be true because when ever we have driven certain bush areas the appearance of a buck seems random an only during the rut. Maybe I am hunting the wrong areas?

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Old 12-19-2009, 01:37 PM
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A 20 to 1 ratio would be way out of wack. I would have a hard time believing that would be the case. The buck to doe ratio at birth is relatively close to 50/50.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:44 PM
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Genetics in your area? That would be my guess.

But if you have a 20-1 doe-buck ratio, you need to do some management!!
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shoot some does
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:16 PM
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I don't know what area in Alberta you're referring to, but in the Park Land area around west Edmonton/Stony Plain, the ratio is quite close at about 2 or 3 doe to one buck.

I took my avatar pic on the Enock (sp) Indian Reservation not far from that big casino with the tee pees.

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Old 12-19-2009, 10:30 PM
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Early, I live near there (Cameron Heights). Can you hunt there?

Anyway do you think there are more buck, but my poor hunting tactics are avoiding me from seeing them?
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