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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I am new here. This was my first season hunting and I have scene deer but have not got a chance for a good shot. I have two boys who wanted to learn to hunt so I am learning along with them. To be honest I did not think I would like it but now I can't get enough of it. This site is great and I think it will help us bag a good one.

Thanks for helping the newbee from Alabama.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 09:28 PM
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 05:58 AM
 
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Greetings from Vermont & Welcome to the deer hunters club.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Well I'm on page 18, I think I might have to start taking notes all this information is great. Your right the people seem very friendly and real deer hunters. Thank you all for welcoming me.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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I was hunting in mid december and 3 deer were hanging around about 20 yards away. 1 deer was a big doe and the other 2 looked like babies. I could have taken the big doe but I did not know if that was the mother and if the babies would survive. Is this the case or did I make a bad decision.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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sounds like you made a great ethical/personal decision by passing up what may have been a momma Doe with yearlings and I applaud you for showing this much respect to the animals,, many hunters approach a hunt wanting to harvest any game animal they see which is fine as long as they hunt following the Laws (Federal & State rules and regulations...)
Either way, as long as it was within the law and legal for you to harvest a Doe, It's totally your decision on what you choose to harvest and what you choose to let pass,, many fawn/yearlings fall prey to predators anyway but there are many other factors that come into play when deciding whether to harvest Bucks or Doe's,, young or old... Food supply, Habitat, carrying capacity, Herd size, Health of the herd, Buck to doe ratios...

We as hunters are simply the tools our State's use to try to establish, healthy, balanced wildlife...

Good Luck

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 11:03 AM
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sounds like you made a great ethical/personal decision by passing up what may have been a momma Doe with yearlings and I applaud you for showing this much respect to the animals,, many hunters approach a hunt wanting to harvest any game animal they see which is fine as long as they hunt following the Laws (Federal & State rules and regulations...)
Either way, as long as it was within the law and legal for you to harvest a Doe, It's totally your decision on what you choose to harvest and what you choose to let pass,, many fawn/yearlings fall prey to predators anyway but there are many other factors that come into play when deciding whether to harvest Bucks or Doe's,, young or old... Food supply, Habitat, carrying capacity, Herd size, Health of the herd, Buck to doe ratios...

We as hunters are simply the tools our State's use to try to establish, healthy, balanced wildlife...

Good Luck


well put bb and spot on. couldn't have said it any better myself
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