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    Default Who going to shot a few does this years

    I really enjoy shooting does. We have extra permits to take does. Of course in Oklahoma we have a good limit for does already.


    They fill the freezer just fine.
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    I am looking forward for our early season mule deer doe hunt. only 8 days long but we are a loud 3 each!
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    I allways take a doe in early season

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    Does are excellent table fare. Nothing wrong with shooting does. I think it's much harder to stick an old nanny doe than a rut crazed buck, she's always on the alert and knows how to spot danger. I think they are actually better at spotting danger because they are always on the look out because of their fawns.

    Plus, around here, there are alot of them so you get lots of practice.
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    I always plan on it. 2 bucks and no does was an aberration for me last year. Although put an arrow right underneath one at 25 yds was pretty sorry on my part.
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    I am definitely going to war with the does this year with my bow. There is getting to be way to many and no one else wants to shoot them, so I guess I will volunteer!!!

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    I won't shoot does unless they walk in front of my stand and give me a good shot. They taste the same and me and my boy's start out hunting for meat for the freezer.
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    That's the only whitetail I'll shoot anymore..
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    If you're a doe, and in my range, you are in trouble!
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    I prefer a doe as far as taste (our family's opinion). Personally I feel taking a mature doe is every bit as hard (if not harder) than a mature buck.
    Many get caught up hunting for Mr. Big - you'll have a better chance if you keep the buck to doe ratio in check. This along with letting the smaller bucks go so they can grow. I know this is a crap shoot for many - generally if you let a deer walk, someone on the next farm will shoot it. What can I say other than, this is where you do your best to re-educate hunters thinking.
    We've got to remember "don't lose your cool and do something that helps the cause of the anti's". Work with the law - if not, your just helping the other side.

    A simple tool you can do to help in the situation of a neighbor complaining to the landowner is: pick up extra copies of your states rules & regulations - highlight what is allowed (baiting, camera's, etc.). I've found the landowner appreciates having this - it helps answer questions they may have while you aren't available to ask.

    There are times when it's best to pull your equipment and move on. I did this after hunting a property for eight seasons. The landowner didn't like the fact his neighbor had unethical hunting practices BUT this neighbor happened to put the hay up for the landowner. I suspected this neighbor took more game than allowed (in other words, poaching). The day I saw him with five turkeys (all hens during the spring hunt) I walked away. Yes, I reported this person - nothing came from it as they could never catch him.
    You know, the sad part was this landowner and I had gotten to be good friends. He didn't hunt but would ask me to get him a young doe (with his landowner's tag). I made sure I filled his tag first - I would help him butcher it as well. He always commented how he prefered the deer shot with an arrow, especially after the deer the neighbor had use to give him. I guess they were generally shot a couple times, he would lose a lot of the meat.
    I know he would like me to come back but I'm not going to compete with a neighbor who shoots well over a dozen deer and turkeys a season (far more than Ohio allows).

    I don't mean to sound like a preacher but all we can do is be the best hunter we can be, use the best equipment we can afford and harvest the animal quick & cleanly. Educate others as well as landowners and don't take the law in to our own hands
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    I ve already filled 4 crop damage permits for a local farmer. I'm hoping to get my freezer filled before season so come deer season I can pass on the smaller ones and don't have to worry about eating tag soup all winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    I really enjoy shooting does. We have extra permits to take does. Of course in Oklahoma we have a good limit for does already.


    They fill the freezer just fine.
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    Darn right, Does are at the top of the list. I don't turn any deer down unless I think it's real small. I just don't get that many chances at deer. Does deffinately are better eating IMO, no reason not to take them.
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    Thumbs up Doe A Deer And Fine Eaten!

    We have that Bovine TB problem in our area up North, so we try and do our share of thining them down a little. Odd thing thou, my wife keep records on things like that and we have never had a positive TB case. The State takes the Deer head and at the research lab a culture is grown and test for the TB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    I really enjoy shooting does. We have extra permits to take does. Of course in Oklahoma we have a good limit for does already.


    They fill the freezer just fine.
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    Amen brotha.. I love shooting does too.... taste better.... and getting the buck to doe ratio in our area is a must !!!!
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    Default Doe Tags

    Looks like we can buy 1 tag a day, for antlerless deer in Unit 452 private land!
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    i always try to shoot at least 1 depending on how many I am seeing.

    Too much fun and good food not to!

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    Hopefully a few to fill up the freezer

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    I try to shoot a few to fill the freezer. Then shoot 1 or 2 to donate to the food banks.
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    My tag is good for one doe and one ether sex. I shoot a doe early and hold out for a buck. I love to hunt bucks in the pre-rut and rut. I have filled my tags the last 6 years I have lived here. In the archery season if you fill your tag you can get one more permit for a ether sex. I shoot 1 or 2 bucks or does and at lest 1 doe a season. Buck hunting kind of sucks here, but there are a ton of deer around. I hunt almost every day in the season and we like eating deer.
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