point in case, he didnt harvest enough does and they pushed out the bucks in time. yes the bucks return but only for the estrous then they dissappear again. i shot 6 does with my bow there in 2006 and come 2007 you wouldnt have even noticed, same crap different year. my uncle wishes he would have stayed with the doe harvest better, cuz now its tough to bring it back down. just to see what under harvest can get ya!!
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This brings up a question I cant ignore. How does a person determine what is a proper carrying capacity for a particular property.
How do I figure out what we should have.
Its fairly easy to get a good grasp on ratios but what about proper numbers as a whole?
I understand that it should be observed if there are too many deer, but without getting to that point, when do you say when?
If you do not observe browsing problems, malnourished deer, or loss of cover--could you hold more deer without doing harm?
So what you are saying with the ratios and wanting more does is that it can be compared to the baiting argument? As in, well my neighbor does it, so I have to do it and put out more.(I actually like that analogy)
That if you and your neighbors manage to a 1 to 1 ratio you will have better hunting than if you have a 2 or 3 to 1 ratio?
Would simple math stating that the more deer you have the better your odds are, be wrong?
I personally have to believe that a 1 to 1 goal is best based on biology but I do enjoy discussing other ideas.
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