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Does but no Bucks

Old 05-20-2012, 02:35 PM
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Default Does but no Bucks

i got several Does around my camera and feeder they are there everyday at the same time i was wondering should i wait til rut to start hunting if i want to kill a buck or would i even see a buck at all this year ive had this feeder and camera in the same place sence december and ive seen no bucks only does here are some recent pictures ive gotten of them so far
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:16 PM
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At this time of year the does and bucks split up. The does are having fawns and the bucks are hanging out. They'll be back together after the buck's antlers are developed. Check the camera in late August.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:40 PM
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yote, I agree withWingbone. Late august, early sept. Nicehealthy bunch of does you have there anyway. Nothing wrong with a nice tender doe.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:52 PM
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Once the fall comes, if you hunt the does you will see bucks. Good luck!
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:19 AM
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they are grouped up... when you start seeing 1 buck, you will see multiple ones.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:05 AM
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Yep. The bucks are out hanging out doing bad things. Trouble makers.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:33 PM
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If you have does, you will have bucks. Just wait for them.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:12 PM
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keep the does fed and happy they will stay close, bucks travel a 2sq mile area, but during the rut they will come to the ladies

do not shoot your dominant does, these are the ones who locate and hold there feeding areas and will remain thruout several years if there is ample food supply

the bucks will come to them they dont go to the bucks

that little bottom looks like a great place for a food plot, fescue is not a good food source for wildlife

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