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Had a great hunt, shotgun, in Delaware last thurs,fri and sat. got two, one button buck( they are pretty good sized this time if year) and a doe at about 130 lbs. Now the down side, when you gut a doe this time of year it is pretty gruesome. I never thought of the young ones she was carring. Might make me think about such late season hunting if i want to do it again or not.
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Congrats on the successful hunt.

I can see what your saying about a gruesome gut job. Im surprised the season would still be open if does were already starting to develop their young ones already.

After inception how quick does the fetus start to develop? I've never shot a late season doe and after your experience I dont think I will if they got a young one growing already.
 

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Now the down side, when you gut a doe this time of year it is pretty gruesome. I never thought of the young ones she was carring.

:green::green::green:

Don't think I would be able to do that......

However, I did kill a doe this year on Nov 15th (opening day of rifle) and she still had a LOT of milk in her. Is this usual?
 

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I would think that the remaining milk would be her simply nursing a late or "spoiled" fawn. We have all seen the kid that is 2 years old still chewing on the bottle. Just a thought!
 

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yeah that's kinda what I thought daddus... this doe must of had a late-born fawn that she was still nursing. spoiled brat!!!

Not to sound gross and sorry to offend anyone, but daddus, how large was the fawn in that doe you shot? Just wondering how big the fawn "fetus" was at that stage in the pregnancy. It amazes me how fast fawns grow into full grown deer.
 

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tator,
the twins were the size of softballs.
this is a real head trip for me but it just goes to show how lack of
thought can cross your eyes!
It was lawful and "in season" but thoughts linger.
I'll live
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Well now you know... i probably would've made the same mistake... but look at it like this... it's not like that was the last living whitetail doe.
thanks for answering my question.. i wasn't trying to be a sicko about it, but was just curious. thanks again
 

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I also killed a doe that had a twin set and it affected me the same way. it was like: was it right hunting late season? My thoughts are it just happens and as hunters we make our rules with-in the limits of the law and accept our own actions. I still hunt late season.
 

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Sorry hunter didn't mean to put "the thought" in your head.
I will probably hunt the late season again as the area we hunt has
45 crop damage permits. To quote the fellow who owns the farm and woods,
"if i see a deer go past one of your blinds and you step out a few hours later I can find four other guys to do the job"
No one is perfect what if I miss???
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Sorry hunter didn't mean to put "the thought" in your head.
I will probably hunt the late season again as the area we hunt has
45 crop damage permits. To quote the fellow who owns the farm and woods,
"if i see a deer go past one of your blinds and you step out a few hours later I can find four other guys to do the job"
No one is perfect what if I miss???
daddus
Nobody wants to lose there hunting spot.

hmm sounds like a nice guy! but, on the other hand, I see his frustration. It's unreal how deer can completely tear up a whole bean or corn field (if there's enough of them). :w00t:
 

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Our season ends Dec. 21st or there about so we usually don't run into that problem in NY. I once hit a doe with my truck in Feb., got a tag from trooper for the deer... she had 2 perfectly formed fawns the size of a pepsi can, buck and a doe, I felt bad but like someone said... ain't the last deer on earth and nothing I could do... gooood viddles that doe was:thumbup:
The fawns I gave to a friend who is a taxidermist.
 
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