It’s all about the ladies

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by oracle, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. oracle

    oracle 6 pointer

    May 25, 2009

    You shouldn’t shoot too many does if you want big buck opportunities.
    QDMA is now also saying this.
  2. rlb165

    rlb165 12 pointer

    Dec 10, 2001
    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.
  3. hootowlman

    hootowlman 8 pointer

    Feb 18, 2007
    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?
  4. Chimpy

    Chimpy 8 pointer

    Jun 29, 2004
    Wilder, ky, USA.
    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.
  5. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    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.
  6. rlb165

    rlb165 12 pointer

    Dec 10, 2001
  7. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

    Dec 26, 2004
    Western Ky.
    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.
    1FowlHNTR and Nock like this.
  8. hunter40502

    hunter40502 8 pointer

    Mar 5, 2014
    Washington County
    Makes sense. Perhaps a good herd, but not too many, a happy medium.

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