How would you kill multiple deer?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by theprofessor, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. theprofessor

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    A friend has a small farm with a deer problem, and he got a crop depredation permit. This is not in KY.

    I'd be hunting over a small two acre produce field, so pretty close shots. Usual season and bag limits really don't apply here either. This needs to be handled some time in the next month or so.

    The kicker here is that there's usually fawns with does, and the goal is to eliminate deer totally, effectively, and, as always, ethically. I'm concerned that if I kill the does, the fawns will run off and starve, or just plain survive. The fawns will be pretty young.

    So: would you shoot a fawn first, and just expect the doe to come back, maybe even on another day? Would you shoot the doe, and expect the fawn not to run very far on its own? Would you use a semi-auto or maybe a lever action, shoot the first one, and then try to get a shot at the runner?

    Or something else entirely?

    Just something to think about on a Tuesday. Interested to hear what y'all think.
     
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  2. 120+

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    Shoot the doe first. The fawn will hang around.
     
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  3. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

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    A quote from my favorite western " buzzards gotta eat same as worms, *spit*" . Lol nah I'd ask the air gun assassin on here, he'll break it it down for ya:D
     
  4. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    22-250 or 223 shots to the head.. whatever weapon (action) you are the most proficient with.

    If the goal is total removal you can't worry about fawns, shoot em if you see em.
     
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  5. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    Air gun kill em all ,rest will just stand and let you shoot,,just joking ,shoot the doe ,the fawns won’t go far
     
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  6. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Also if you can , use a can..
     
  7. Meatstick

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    The fawns will stick around after you shoot the doe.

    And I'm jealous of your situation
     
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  8. theprofessor

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    Don't be jealous. It's a chance to fill up the freezer, but other than that, it's hardly even hunting. Just trying to save my man's sweet potato crop.

    We also get a 6 [8?] month urban antlerless season in Virginia, if you can find a 1 acre tract in town. Once I get done with my contract here, and get full-time in VA, I intend to do a lot more harvesting.
     
  9. Feedman

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    You will need an Air gun with enough fpe to kill a deer. It will work better if you have night vision equipment an can do it at night
     
  10. Meatstick

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    Where's Hatsan when we need him!?
    He'd love this chit!!
     
  11. EdLongshanks

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    I’m guessing you don’t see the fawns this early. Meaning they will be parked somewhere for the day. Definitely shoot the doe first if you do.
     
  12. EdLongshanks

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    Tannerite is always an option.
     
  13. 120+

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    I'd love to have a fawn to put on a spit.
     
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  14. elkaholic

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    Catch them alive and bring them to southeast Ky where the EHD hit really hard.
     
  15. carnivore

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    If the fawns run off initially they will come back, just sit tight.
    Target acquisition takes longer than working a bolt so i see no advantage to a semi auto. If there are more than 3-4 in the feild at a time bring more shooters.

    What kind of damage are the deer doing to the taters? Digging them up? Ive never had them touch mine.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
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