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post #1 of 96 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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bow hunting and deer genetics

i have a question about deer genetics. I was wondering if there was anyway i could help our deer genetics in our area other than mineral licks. i planted a deer plot also and i hope that helps. and also, Would it be a good idea to not shoot bucks for a couple years and help the deer population grow. what else can i do to up my deer population in a very good deer area, thick woods, creek feild,swamp
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post #2 of 96 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 12:24 PM
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I don't know if there is anything you do to help genetics. What ya got...ya got. But you can help the overall helth of the herd through mineral licks...not salt....and supplemental feeding. Food plots are a great idea. I've read when using mineral licks.harvest your older does first. The young deer benefit most from the mineral you put out.

We cannot continue to do the same things and expect different results
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thanks guys that really helped my question.i also have a question about trail cameras. i was hoping you guys have digital trail cameras and could give me some good quality cameras that are in the price range of 1-150 bucks. im only 15 so i dont have a job that can supply me with lump somes of money
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I use the Moultrie I think its the 4.0. You can get one at wal-mart for $100. add batteries $10, 2 memory sd cards $40, and a chain and lock. I have 4 of these set ups and one stealth cam. the stealth cam package was around $260 and not worth the price. What state are you hunting in? That will tell us a base for genetic potential. Good to see young folks wanting to talk about and go hunting.
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I'll second the moultrie 4.0. Seems like a good cheap setup.
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Here is a slightly different take on nutrition, you really will never know the true genetic potential until there is adequate nutritional food to give the bucks the oppertunity to send the extra minerals to the antlers. If the deer numbers/ratio of bucks and does is way out, doe reduction is necessary. When the deer density is such that good food is available it will take several years to see the genetics maximize. In PA where spikes,three,fours were the norm, now 6,8,10, and even a 12 pt was seen yesterday. We didn't import new deer just helped with nutrition, doe reduction and antler point restrictions by the state. The bucks never had the chance to maximize antlers as the food source was minimal in nutrirional support. Food plots may not be the only ingredient but certainly can't hurt in helping to maximize the potential of the bucks you do have. I do not know enough about the term let them go let them grow to agree/disagree with. If a nice buck comes my way in range I'm going to let the arrow fly!

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Welcome to the site. It's great to have younger outdoorsman be a part of the hunting world. About genetics, I always thought that "culling" bucks and does would help genetics over time. I always hear things like that on hunting shows about deer herd management, but I may be wrong.
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some hunters may disagree but a whitetail deer's genetics are constant,,
meaning = a whitetail deer is a whitetail deer no matter where they come from BUT
their overall development is determined by their diet, climate and region.
In other words, what they eat determines how healthy they are and how big their antlers may grow...

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

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