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Old 02-01-2008, 10:18 AM
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Do you shoot does if they have yearlings with them???

Do you like seeing a doe shot on TV/video if she has youngin's with her???

Just curious........

Me, I don't shoot "mom" but I don't mind watching it on TV/video.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:40 AM
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I ussually don't in the early part of the season, unless she snorts or is acting like shes going to bust me, gotta cull them out of the herd. Late season is game on, then they can fend for themselves.

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Old 02-01-2008, 11:10 AM
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I'll shoot them (the mother) but in my "old age" I've become a bit of a softy and would RATHER not.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:31 AM
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If the mother is a nice big mature doe...its on like donkey kong

That's all I killed this year, two mature doe. Both of which had young and I kept on seeing the young weeks after I killed the does.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:32 PM
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depends on the size of the yearlings, but normally, yes. have shot as many does and yearlings over the years as I have bucks.
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:19 PM
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I haven't had to make that choice yet. I usually have seen groups of three to four and there have usually been more than one mature doe in the group.
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:22 PM
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Sure depends on the size of the doe and if the young'uns look like they are still nursing. Most of the time, I will let a doe with yearlings walk. Two years ago, I had a big fat doe, with twins, they were still nursing, but the doe was huge. I decided to let her walk, but after she left, I thought that perhaps I had made a big mistake. Two hours later, I had 15-20 bucks (yep, bucks, mostly young ones, under my stand and all around it) within a few minutes I had a shooter right under my stand as well. He ended up being my first P&Y buck. Sure glad I decided to pass on the doe with yearlings.
I think it just comes down to timing and how much room is in the freezer.
As far as seeing one on video, if the young one is still in need of his momma, I wouldn't want to see it shot on video. Just my two cents.
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:35 PM
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haven't seen any does yet, at least not during hunting light. I'd probably shoot a mature doe, though, even if she had yearlings with her.
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:38 PM
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I haven't, yet. I'd like to say I will, but...well...just haven't yet. I know I know...they'll be fine without her and a buck fawn will stay in the area instead of being pushed out, yadda yadda.
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:13 PM
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The only shot I have had at a doe was a mom with a yearling. They ate underthing my stand for, I swear, a half an hour, and I couldn't do it. I heard that the yealing will survive just fine, but it is just an individual preference thing.
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