We kicked this topic around recently on another thread. It is worthy of revisiting.
I have been a "whenever they're in range" guy for the past few seasons, but I'm backing off this year. I hunt micro properties. I think I have removed some of my natural buck attractant and altered the flow of the rut.
Another issue is the time factor. I do not have any vacation until Holloween. If I shoot a doe on a work night, I've going to be up all night caring for it.
If I shoot early this season, it's going to be for a mature buck. My rut hunt will also be for big boys. Then, I'll go after does around Thanksgiving.
Of course, I've been known to get a little itchy when a fat doe stays under my stand too long. We'll see if I can keep the antlerless tags from burning a hole in my pocket.
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