Mature or Yearling Does.

I prefer the older does. Mainly because how easy it would be to shoot the yearlings. I figure if I cannot connect with an old buck I may as well take the next best old doe.

Actually I am interested in the amount of meat. Not interested in taking 50 lbs of deer to the butcher. Give me 90 lbs any day.



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If you're doe shooting, I would suggest shooting every one you can positively identify. A doe is a doe and takes up space and breeds. I am skeptical that you can manipulate fawn sex by selecting older or younger does. IMO you stand about the same chance doing that as manipulating genetics in a wild population, which I believe cannot be done to any measurable degree.

When talking yearlings, are you meaning 6 months or 1.5?