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Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by oracle, Sep 1, 2018.
You shouldn’t shoot too many does if you want big buck opportunities.
QDMA is now also saying this.
Thanks for sharing this, oracle.
Steve Bartylla may be my favorite deer habitat writer. He used to post on the old QDMA forum before they shut it down.
He posts pretty often on Facebook, and I learned a lot from his latest book.
It’s a age old fact he who has the does will have the bucks sooner or later. I’ve been preaching this for years and years. I’ve heard a bunch of people say, “all I have on camera is does.” Well I want to see does and tons of them. If I can keep the Does happy and on my property. Guess who shows up when the rut starts warming up?
I don't really think anything that happened in this video wouldn't have happened anyway. Plus, the bucks they killed were small bucks. If someone is going to go through all the work like that, I would think he/she would want a big buck. But as long as it makes him happy it's a good thing.
I want as many Doe on my farm I can get. Then the Boys show up. If we don't see any Bucks we want During Bow and first two weeks of Gun. Then some Does hit the ground.
There's another deer habitat dude named Jeff Sturgis. He talks about the possibility of turning your land into what he calls a "doe factory", which he says is a bad thing. The idea is, you have so many does and fawns that they run the bucks off.
I like hearing what both of them have to stay.
Seems having too many does kills the rut activity. There’s no competition for hot does when they are over abundant. Bucks don’t have to move as much to find them. I’d rather keep the doe population in check and the herd healthy.
Makes sense. Perhaps a good herd, but not too many, a happy medium.