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    Default Early Doe Season? (Michigan)

    Any fello Michigander bowman have a opinion on our new early Doe season from Sept 18th thru the 22nd in primarly Southern Michigan(and the tb zones up north).. This is private land only,gun only..

    I really dont know what to think of it. I have no idea how it will affect the mature bucks down state???? We will let the farm set and pass on this hunt ourselves. We will stick with shooting mature does the first 2 weeks of bow season as in years past. I will say it's good for the button bucks..It should be crystal clear that time of the year whos who ..Anyone going to take advantage of this new hunt???
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    i dont like the early seasons that they have been having. i hunt on public land right by some private land that has more people hunting on it than it can hold. these idots will shoot anything that walks by and they just kill my bow season, by the time there done the deer are all worked up and are scarce the rest of the season. not to mention thats small game season.
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    I don't like the idea of putting the deer under stress this early in the season.

    I'm pretty sure the early born fawns will do well with out their Mothers but some of the later born fawns may have a hard time surviving. (This is only my opinion)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slice View Post
    I don't like the idea of putting the deer under stress this early in the season.

    I'm pretty sure the early born fawns will do well with out their Mothers but some of the later born fawns may have a hard time surviving. (This is only my opinion)
    i totaly agree, a few years ago when we had a hard winter i seen a little doe that was all by itself and there was know way it was going to make it thru the winter. so i used my tag on it. atlest all the spots were gone.
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    I will be hunting. I have a couple of spots that need the does thinned a bit anyway.
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    Just what we need in Michigan, another couple weeks of deer hunting.

    If you can't fill your freezer in the three months of hunting we already have you probably shouldn't be in the wood in the first place......

    State's broke and looking for ways to raise more money........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator eye View Post
    Just what we need in Michigan, another couple weeks of deer hunting.

    If you can't fill your freezer in the three months of hunting we already have you probably shouldn't be in the wood in the first place......

    State's broke and looking for ways to raise more money........
    thats an eazy fix.... just get rid of the mole face in lansing.
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    This is what happens when the insurance companies make the hunting regulations, instead of DNR Biologists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganHunter View Post
    thats an eazy fix.... just get rid of the mole face in lansing.
    I hear the next fundraising opportunity for her is to tax all lump sum retirements at a 10% rate.
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    I am against this early doe season. If they want more does harvested, then why can't they add an extra few days on at the end of firearm season for a late season doe hunt. They say that the 10 days between the early doe season and bow season is enough to let the deer settle back down. I don't buy it! The deer are going to be on edge and I believe that it will have an impact on the amount of deer taken during bow season.

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    When I find the guy who says he has to many deer on his hunting property and not enough time from Oct 1st until Jan 1st to kill some then I'll agree with this season myself.

    On a side note I saw 4 shooter bucks last week
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdawg240 View Post
    When I find the guy who says he has to many deer on his hunting property and not enough time from Oct 1st until Jan 1st to kill some then I'll agree with this season myself.

    On a side note I saw 4 shooter bucks last week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slice View Post
    I'm there, only need 1 share the wealth buddy.
    you can pick me up on the way there.
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    6 years of letting 1 1/2 year old bucks walk is paying off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdawg240 View Post
    6 years of letting 1 1/2 year old bucks walk is paying off.
    I agree. I have seen some very positive results in my hunting spot letting the 1.5's, and 2.5's walk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron View Post
    I agree. I have seen some very positive results in my hunting spot letting the 1.5's, and 2.5's walk.
    We havent got to the point of letting 2 year olds walk just yet. We would love to take it to the next level but we are taking baby steps. If we could ever get a few old school neighbors on board then we could start to. Still it's tuff to let a 110-115 inch deer walk by with a bow in your hands. Especilly in our State.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdawg240 View Post
    We havent got to the point of letting 2 year olds walk just yet. We would love to take it to the next level but we are taking baby steps. If we could ever get a few old school neighbors on board then we could start to. Still it's tuff to let a 110-115 inch deer walk by with a bow in your hands. Especilly in our State.
    Let them walk, shoot a doe. Take a picture, that is what I do.
    I have still shot 110-115's on occasion though, but we try to only let the kids shoot them.
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