Two deer?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kc, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    First light you see s doe you got a permit.. and after watching her you notice a shy young buck but he don't seem to follow her, acts like strangers.
    but you look at the doe you see no fawn. but this stranger, the buck has small nubs.
    the Doe is all grey around the face what deer would you shoot and why.
  2. Gene Jr.

    Gene Jr. Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2009
    Near my home I would take the old doe in a heartbeat. We have a large population and it needs to be managed for buck, not to increase population. In a low population area I would seriously consider taking the button buck although I often opt not to harvest a deer if it is not a mature buck in a low population area.
  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    Doe gun)
  4. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I would shoot the Doe . cause dead bucks can't grow !

  5. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    I would be enjoying some doe back straps on the grill. :D
  6. cfvickers

    cfvickers Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Well, I try my best to never shoot a buck unless he is mature or obviously has bad genes(one good side one jacked up side of equal dimensions in general. so the obvious choice would be the doe. Our doe to buck ratio is in the neighborhood of 17 to 1 so game and fish tells us to pick a doe any doe. My camp requires that we shoot a doe before we can shoot a buck and then it has to be at least wider than his ears and at least eight points. this is due to a long tradition of the older members not believing in shooting does at all, and shooting the first legal buck they see. had the rule for three years and it is working, I killed my first ever genuine trophy last year. He grossed 161 and netted 147. not one for the record books but with 24 inch main beams and 22 inches wide with 13 scorable points it is a trophy by any standard. Sounds almost too simple but I read one time that you will never ever kill a trophy if you shoot the small ones. I have lived my it since and I now see trophy sized deer on a somewhat regular basis off my stand that others don't get a chance to see. and it is fun to watch a small buck grow from a button to a dominant monster over the years. If you got a lot of does, and less bucks, shoot the does for freezer meat and let the bucks grow and breed.
  7. outofayr

    outofayr Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2008

    No second thoughts.

  8. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    From the description, the old grey mare seems like the propper choice.
  9. More than likely I wouldn't shoot either one.

    If I were after meat I'd shoot the younger of the two. Grey hair/old age can lead to some tough meat.