Just a FRIENDLY poll eepwall:. What will you shoot. I didn't list does because based on what i've noticed from most of the posts those in favor of QDM see a need for doe harvests and those opposed seem to want to take any deer.
Agreed MoBowman! I have been lucky enough to take a few decent bucks. My personal goals are 145" or bigger archery and about the same for rifle or maybe a hair bigger. That's not to say I may not shoot one a little smaller though.
My idea of doing it right has always been to do all the scouting and prep so that I'm at the exact right spot to shoot a deer in the first few minutes of the season. The longer I have to wait for a deer to come by, the more it shows that I didn't do my homework well enough.
I've shot deer without even seeing their head first, when I had an any-deer tag and there were no antler restrictions. Awesome! :sniper:
I'm the odd man out here. Kinda. I don't shoot many does. We don't shoot does at all till late season rifle & bow season. My philosophy is that if I plant all the food plots to draw the deer in & keep the resident does, the bucks will come seeking the girls. I have neighbors with brown & down attitude & allow them to keep the buck doe ratio in check. This season I"m getting more bucks than does on camera.
thats my main reason for not shooting does also.there is a enough people around places where i hunt that if its brown its down.plus the fact if i shot a doe it would be my luck a booner would have been right behind it.
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