When to shoot does????

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RE: When to shoot does????

Postby bowhunter01 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:12 am

the only times i ever take a doe down is wen ive already harvested my buck with a bow then ill take a doe down for meat.
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RE: When to shoot does????

Postby cannycorn2000 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:33 am

Hey JPH what do you do with all your deer?  My family can only eat about 2-3 for 8 people.  

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RE: When to shoot does????

Postby JPH » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:47 am

ORIGINAL: cannycorn2000

Hey JPH what do you do with all your deer?  My family can only eat about 2-3 for 8 people.  


1. We do not buy beef.
2. We give a lot to friends and family.
3. Our Missouri neighbors are Amish. they have about a thousand kids. If I have any hold over meat left in the freezer when my new deer start coming in, I give it to them.

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RE: When to shoot does????

Postby Goose » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:02 pm

My wife and I will easily go through four deer a year and I butcher my own and get the most meat out of them I can. We also dont eat beef. We get bacon, ring bologna, brats, and hotdogs made and the rest is hamburger and steaks.
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RE: When to shoot does????

Postby PrairieShadow » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:31 pm

I dont buy beef either. I make everything you would normally make out of beef from venison.
 
I usually take between 4-6 deer a year.
Hunting isn't a matter of Life or Death
Its MUCH more important than that!

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RE: When to shoot does????

Postby cannycorn2000 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:30 am

You can make bacon out of venison?

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RE: When to shoot does????

Postby Beaglerunner1 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:33 am

I try to take does during bowseason and then I wait until the first saturday in december when we release the hounds to take any more.  Here they want us to take as many does as possible cause we are so outta whack it ain't even funny.  We get four does tags when we buy a license and if we fill them we can go back and get four more for free, so I take advantage and fill my freezers and what I can't use goes to feed the homeless
Nothin runs like a deer... except a walker!!

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RE: When to shoot does????

Postby Goose » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:49 pm

You can make bacon out of venison?

 
Yep and its very good. About half the grease!
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RE: When to shoot does????

Postby OHhunter » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:24 pm

You make yourself or take it somewhere, I havent' heard of anyone making around here. 
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RE: When to shoot does????

Postby Patriot » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:25 pm

My apologies for being late on posting on this topic.
 
When to shoot does:  early and often, anytime and often, late in the season and often
 
Shoot does with fawns:  same as above.  By the time hunting season rolls around fawns are able to fend for themselves.
 
My hunting spot is not the best for QDM.  First off, it's 3 hours away and it's not exclusively mine.  It is very flat and open....difficult for bowhunting.
 
I've been fortunate to have good success the last 6 years (1-2 deer per year), but did not kill a deer my first 5 years out there.
 
My point is, I'm not too picky when it comes to shooting does (or any non-fawn for that matter) out there.  I would like to start passing up young bucks, but like I said, it's awful hard with my scenario.
 
If I owned my own land, I'm sure I'd have no problem implementing QDM.
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