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#5885755 - 08/19/15 10:16 AM What's the problem
lonestar1995 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/14
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Recently I have been noticing a lack of does on my camera. I have 3 mature shooter bucks coming in daily and a few little ones. But I have no doe coming at all. I don't think I have had a picture of a doe in 4 months or so. Do any of you have an idea why this is happening?


Edited by lonestar1995 (08/19/15 10:21 AM)

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#5885758 - 08/19/15 10:19 AM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Bucks getting ready for the rut, dominating the food sources and leaving for to fend for themselves. Happens a lot and just the start of things to come. Doe will come back once bucks have Better things to do.

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#5885765 - 08/19/15 10:23 AM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
lonestar1995 Offline
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That makes sense but I still think I should at least see a doe every once in a while?

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#5885767 - 08/19/15 10:23 AM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
cabosandinh Offline
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on my land they're going nocturnal

cams catch them on trails but not at the usual feeder as often

i suspect they're foraging on natural vegetation ... in the months of september and october
most deer and hogs are rarely seen on cams

lots of rain this year, lots of food for them

does are still feeding , some with fawns , mostly early morning and late afternoon


Edited by cabosandinh (08/19/15 10:24 AM)

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#5885775 - 08/19/15 10:27 AM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
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If you're low-fenced, the does may be residing on neighboring property while your bachelor group dominates the feeder. The does may also be intentionally keeping their fawns away from the feeders.

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#5885839 - 08/19/15 11:01 AM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
driedmeat Offline
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this is where feeding along the roads can help.

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#5885855 - 08/19/15 11:20 AM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
spro Offline
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My deer activity to the feeders has slowed a lot also. No worries, they will be back.

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#5885870 - 08/19/15 11:31 AM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
BowMan59 Offline
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Tending to babies and being pushed off!
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#5885874 - 08/19/15 11:33 AM Re: What's the problem [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
If you're low-fenced, the does may be residing on neighboring property while your bachelor group dominates the feeder. The does may also be intentionally keeping their fawns away from the feeders.


^^^ probably a combination of those 2.

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#5885883 - 08/19/15 11:39 AM Re: What's the problem [Re: rifleman]
Western Offline
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Originally Posted By: rifleman
Originally Posted By: fouzman
If you're low-fenced, the does may be residing on neighboring property while your bachelor group dominates the feeder. The does may also be intentionally keeping their fawns away from the feeders.


^^^ probably a combination of those 2.


X's 3. I don't think there is much aggression right now, I have bucks,does and fawns at the feeder.

The springs rains where great, but if you get out and look at your forbes, much is dry and past its prime.
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#5885909 - 08/19/15 12:01 PM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
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Tell ya a secret. They've got their babies hid out and haven't introduced them to the herd yet. Got to watch em like a hawk. Plenty of would be killers out there. up
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#5885924 - 08/19/15 12:08 PM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
Erathkid Offline
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As of yesterday I hAve 10 bucks and 2 doe on camera. Weird.
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#5885931 - 08/19/15 12:11 PM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
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When I got my cards from my cameras, I only had 1 doe on them even away from feeders and she had last year's buck fawn still with her..

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#5885955 - 08/19/15 12:23 PM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
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Been busy here



How far away from your feeder is a good water source?
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#5886008 - 08/19/15 01:10 PM Re: What's the problem [Re: lonestar1995]
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Nav, you build that feeder?
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