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#5414045 - 11/11/14 05:54 PM How many deer can be taken
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Registered: 11/21/12
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The place is 350 acres, with 4 blinds, 5 feeders, LF. Only family hunts the place which can range up to 7 or 8 family members, however due to time constraints, majority of family try and hunt 1 weekend or 2 to get it over with. How many deer can be taken off of our place (and please refrain from it depends on....)? I personally feel 80 to 90% of the time you go out to hunt, you will see deer. So far we have had 1 doe and 3 bucks taken (1 was a spike). I feel the number and bucks should = the number of does removed from the place.

A friend of mine has a place double the size of ours and they are MLD and take 10 deer a year. Last year 5 deer were taken (on our place), the year before it was 5, then before that it was like 1 or 2 a year. Is 5 the number we should take??

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#5414111 - 11/11/14 06:24 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: klp]
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Registered: 01/09/12
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Loc: Ellis County, TX
Probably won't get an answer that doesn't have something to the effect of "depends on" since you are there, only you can know. Deer density and what you are trying to achieve for herd management come into play. It may be 80-90% of the time you see deer but multiple years of too many shot will lead to 15% of the time you see deer. I hunted about 350 acres in an area with very high deer density and there were anywhere from 7-10 deer a year shot in the 5 years I was able to hunt it and every year it seemed the herd stayed stable with everyone seeing up to 10-15 deer per sit. The years before more than 10 a year were shot. If I would have been the one making the rules on that place, probably would have wanted to take more does but limited bucks to 4.5 YO or older and totaled maybe 6-8 deer a season with only 2-3 bucks taken if old enough. Long story short, without way more info, you will have to be the judge of how many.

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#5414127 - 11/11/14 06:27 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: klp]
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I can't answer without saying, "it depends on", so....good luck and do what you think is best up
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#5414137 - 11/11/14 06:33 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: klp]
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no way of knowing.....deer density varies by region, area and county. I can be on one ranch that has a certain type of habitat and has a CC of 1 deer per 15 acres and drive 5 miles down the road and its 1 deer to 5 acres.



the number of blinds, feeders and family members has absolutely no bearing on how many deer you can/should take off property
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#5414153 - 11/11/14 06:39 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: klp]
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Have you done a survey? What is CC of the habitat on your ranch? What is your buck to doe ratio? What is your fawn crop like this year? Is it in an AR county?
It does depend on where in the heck it is located and what the habitat is like.
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#5414157 - 11/11/14 06:40 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Have you done a survey? What is CC of the habitat on your ranch? What is your buck to doe ratio? What is your fawn crop like this year? Is it in an AR county?
It does depend on where in the heck it is located and what the habitat is like.


He said he didn't want a "depends on" answer trout
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#5414162 - 11/11/14 06:42 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
I can't answer without saying, "it depends on", so....good luck and do what you think is best up


confused2 I just followed your lead hammer
Originally Posted By: txshntr
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Have you done a survey? What is CC of the habitat on your ranch? What is your buck to doe ratio? What is your fawn crop like this year? Is it in an AR county?
It does depend on where in the heck it is located and what the habitat is like.


He said he didn't want a "depends on" answer trout
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#5414317 - 11/11/14 07:39 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: klp]
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scratch 7-8 hunters who's gonna tell the others, they can't kill a deer. a person pays ta hunt, no one has right ta say, U can't shoot. seen too many times one person talken bout trophy deer, an then ground shrinkage. here i can take 4 deer, 2 bucks, only 1, 13+" buck a spike, & 3-4 days two does for last several years. the choice is mine what to take. that's choice Ya'll need ta make. LF, some one else might shoot em. i don't tell my neighbors don't shoot. best wishes flag
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#5414395 - 11/11/14 08:07 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: colt.45]
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Seven to eight hunters on 350 acres????? You are WAY too overcrowded. Come talk to us when you pare down to one or two hunters, max. Let the other 5-7 hunters lease the adjoining property and you can embark on cooperative management. Did I miss where you said your 350 acres is located? I would guess only one mature buck could come off a place that size. For years on the Shackleford-Throckmorton County line, we always figured one mature buck per thousand acres.
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#5414403 - 11/11/14 08:12 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: esnow74]
doogie Offline
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Registered: 07/17/08
Posts: 282
Loc: Hill County
Deer survey would give you the number you are looking for.

If the 350 acres was near my ranch in well managed areas in Rocksprings area will limit it to 1 buck per 100 acres

So you could take:
3-4 bucks (includes any spikes, trophy, cull)
4-7 does



Edited by doogie (11/11/14 08:17 PM)

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#5414438 - 11/11/14 08:25 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: dawaba]
KG68 Online   content
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Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Originally Posted By: dawaba
Seven to eight hunters on 350 acres????? You are WAY too overcrowded.



Not in part of Mills county. We have 8 blinds on 420 acres on one place and we are under hunted and need to harvest twice the numbers we do each year. It all depends on the area of the county your hunting.

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#5414701 - 11/11/14 09:54 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: klp]
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Location is mostly west of Austin a ways (a little south) in the hill country. Non ar county. I saw some fawns this year but not a huge amount. I'm uncertain of the hunting pressure I feel its gone down since I don't hear nearly the shots I use to when I was younger. We have a lot of cedar but quiet a few oaks. Deer seem to vary sometimes I'll b there a weekend and see aton of wildlife other times I won't see anything

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#5414777 - 11/11/14 10:27 PM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: colt.45]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Originally Posted By: colt.45
scratch 7-8 hunters who's gonna tell the others, they can't kill a deer. a person pays ta hunt, no one has right ta say, U can't shoot. seen too many times one person talken bout trophy deer, an then ground shrinkage. here i can take 4 deer, 2 bucks, only 1, 13+" buck a spike, & 3-4 days two does for last several years. the choice is mine what to take. that's choice Ya'll need ta make. LF, some one else might shoot em. i don't tell my neighbors don't shoot. best wishes flag

bang dang, i'm wrong again flag
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#5414890 - 11/12/14 12:32 AM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: KG68]
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Originally Posted By: KG68
Originally Posted By: dawaba
Seven to eight hunters on 350 acres????? You are WAY too overcrowded.



Not in part of Mills county. We have 8 blinds on 420 acres on one place and we are under hunted and need to harvest twice the numbers we do each year. It all depends on the area of the county your hunting.
Deer density is the basis for harvest rate. Obviously, low density areas can't sustain a higher harvest and continue to produce quality hunting. If you're in a high density area you can shoot more deer. Just be careful to take the 'right' deer.
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#5414891 - 11/12/14 12:36 AM Re: How many deer can be taken [Re: klp]
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Originally Posted By: klp
Location is mostly west of Austin a ways (a little south) in the hill country. Non ar county. I saw some fawns this year but not a huge amount. I'm uncertain of the hunting pressure I feel its gone down since I don't hear nearly the shots I use to when I was younger. We have a lot of cedar but quiet a few oaks. Deer seem to vary sometimes I'll b there a weekend and see aton of wildlife other times I won't see anything
There are plenty of deer there. Liveoak acorns are the culprit. Drought conditions haven't helped. There were way too many deer in this area to begin with.
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