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Old 12-04-2008, 09:30 AM
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:00 AM
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Venison is Venison, Can't eat antlers. Antlers are for people with ego's. JMHO !!

I went on one hunt, that had a 8 point or larger out side the ears rule. But one doe and all the spikes you want rule.(QDMA) I killed the legal limit, 1 doe and 3 spikes and came home with a 108 Qt cooler full of meat!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:28 AM
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QDMA is vital to getting our deer population to managable levels. I think it's a great organisation! I wish more people would pay attention to it.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:34 AM
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QDMA is vital to getting our deer population to managable levels. I think it's a great organisation! I wish more people would pay attention to it.
"QDMA is vital to getting our deer population to managable levels." You mean Trophy managment levels ? Maintaining a healthy population is numbers of animals period. Be they does or bucks. Carrying capacity is just that, ? Numbers of animals. Not the number of 10-12 pointers or button bucks.

Ideally you'd like to see a 1:1 ratio, for "Trophy" game management.
I think worrying about the carrying capacity, is more important than the number of 12 pointers on the property, of course unless you are a outfitter... then, Well, nuff said.

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Old 12-04-2008, 11:59 AM
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carrying capacity is part of Quality Deer Management, you have to control that to have a healthy herd. I wish we had bigger tracts of land around here to be able to manage the bucks, but we do control the population by taking does.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:40 PM
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"QDMA is vital to getting our deer population to managable levels." You mean Trophy managment levels ? Maintaining a healthy population is numbers of animals period. Be they does or bucks. Carrying capacity is just that, ? Numbers of animals. Not the number of 10-12 pointers or button bucks.

Ideally you'd like to see a 1:1 ratio, for "Trophy" game management.
I think worrying about the carrying capacity, is more important than the number of 12 pointers on the property, of course unless you are a outfitter... then, Well, nuff said.
I do not mean trophy management levels. I mean carrying capacity. I appologize for not being more specific. The herd should be managed such that there aren't so many does as to over-populate the area and cause vegetaion/habitat damage and loss.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:13 PM
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Its a good organization. I know the president of your area Rick Watts. Real good guy.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:54 AM
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I'm really surprised(guess I shouldn't be) by the "I want a big one" attitude. A few people that I've spoken with from the mainland that I've hosted here want a big hog.

They will pass several nice hogs for the "Big One", I do game management/Damage controll for 2 ranches. that is reduce the numbers of hogs rooting up and damaging the property.
One ranch allowed another fellow to hunt the ranch, he only kills boars. He also has a local TV show here too. he ask me if he could hunt my stands because I have "Big Hogs" coming in. I told him, what I needed, which was to remove sows too, he declined because he only kills boars.

Guess who's not hunting my areas?

I'd much rather take a doe than a buck, and like wise a #80 hog over a #150 or larger hog.
So I guess if you kill a #80 hog they never get to be #150
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:42 PM
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I think QDM is a great tool to have better hunting. Having a 1:1 or a similar buck to doe ratio creates a more intense rut. This means less fawns will be born late, causing them to be in better condition in their first winter.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:58 PM
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everytime I hear talk about QDM I picture siting on leased land in a tree stand with a clover patch in front surrounded by a fence with private property signs posted everywhere and taking your pick on the 20 or so bucks that enter the clover patch. not the kind of deer I want to chase
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