B&C 180 Class
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
that's always been my thought too, that if you shoot the mature does, the herd becomes less skiddish (missouri word). i hunt on a 200+ acre spot with woods all around me in just about every direction. that i know of, of the 5 neighbors, only 2 hunt their property. There are plenty of does to go around. But my logical thinking says that if you kill alot of does before the rut, the bucks will not be seeking those "dead" deer anymore. But on the other hand, i know that there is more than enough does out there.
A lady I work with hunts 40 acres of land and year and year she and her husband and daughters take 140+ inch deer. I ask her how she does it and she claims that their neighbors and them have a rule that you shoot at least one doe before you kill a buck. AND the buck has to be big enough to mount.... good practice, i think, if you can get your neighbors on board.