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Old 03-20-2017, 05:28 PM
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Default Were you able to harvest plenty of deer for meat

despite the reduction in either-sex days the past few years in most counties?

Or did the reduction in 'doe days' hurt your ability to fill the freezer?
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:51 PM
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Had a successful year. Harvested two bucks one opening of Archery, one November the 8th a Doe and a Buck that's at the Taxidermist. Seen deer every hunt that I went. Now this year could be different but last season was Great!
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:22 PM
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Bucks are for meat, does are for making fawns.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:06 PM
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Bucks are for meat, does are for making fawns.
So when do you shoot the bucks?
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:44 PM
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What tp said! 2 regular buck tags along with a few WMA bucks is plenty of meat.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:13 PM
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shot 1 deer all season.Sightings way down
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:54 AM
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My freezer is full.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:25 AM
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I have had no trouble getting meat. I usually shoot bucks for meat and leave the does alone to make more bucks for future meat, unless I'm hunting in an area with a high deer population. One area I hunt a lot, we have noticed a world of difference since we mostly stopped shooting does altogether.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:52 AM
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Yep. Got plenty. I got one and the wife got one.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:13 AM
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I did not kill anything, but my kids each got one so our freezer is good.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:18 AM
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Did not see any change. Spent 2 weeks of vacation in Ga. at different times, killed 10 does. Saw plenty of bucks but did not see any of the kind that I wanted to shoot.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:06 AM
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Shot one big doe and realized that I don't have much freezer space. Had to pass on two does the next week because I didn't have anywhere to put them.

That being said, I saw a lot more deer in the woods than I normally do.
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I must eat more venison than most. I shot 4 and my son 1, and I'm already out of backstrap, jerky, and cube steak. I do have enough burger to get me to September.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:09 AM
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Bucks are for meat, does are for making fawns.
I shot 2 fat bucks for burgers & 2 knot heads for the grill. Even the ham steaks are tender.
And of course we let the grandkids shoot deer also. Each got a fat spike. Well one got a nice 4 point. He was proud of that big 4pt. 3 year in a row he's got a 4pt.
We also seen plenty of does. Should make a lot of bucks for the up coming season.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:11 AM
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This past season I hunted 39 days, 61 morning and evening hunts, saw 218 does, 145 bucks, and shot 2 does and 1 buck. Every hunt had multiple sightings. Yea, a lot were the same deer, but we have no shortage here.

I could have killed my limit the first 2 days of the season.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:20 AM
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So when do you shoot the bucks?
When I need meat.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:14 AM
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Bucks are for meat, does are for making fawns.
No they aren't if so we would have a ten buck limit not two the three I did get this year are all gone now no hamburger or any meat left I feed three people I need five or six to last until next year so that's your opinion two bucks would not do for meat
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:18 AM
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Plus I saw maybe 15 deer all season shot three deer a spike a nybbin and a doe last year I shot two bucks and saw tons of deer didint shoot a single doe and didint see anything this year
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:58 AM
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Does are for eating....

Bucks are for making sausage and jerky

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Old 03-21-2017, 10:26 AM
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Does are for eating....

Bucks are for making sausage and jerky

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Young bucks eat better than old does, IMO.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:27 AM
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deer meat is too gamey for my taste, I normally saw the horns off and give the meat away....
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:43 AM
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Hunted most weekends and 1 week in November. Could have killed all I needed before December, but was after a 6 year old ghost. I killed 1 buck the last week of the season and my dad killed a nice doe opening day. When I went to put my cape in the freezer, found a whole processed deer from last deer season we managed to forget about (last January was a tumultuous time) .

Should be good to go until September
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:21 AM
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Sounds like the years with fewer doe days hampered nobody
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Sounds like the years with fewer doe days hampered nobody
It had to have hampered some folks, doe harvest dropped by 100,000 (-37%) from 2014 to 2016.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:59 PM
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Its hard to shoot a deer when somebody already shot its mama before it was ever conceived.
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