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#6313428 - 05/27/16 11:06 AM Young does or old does?
BAFisher Offline
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Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 19
Loc: Northwest of Fort Worth, TX
I was just reading a post that made me think... I prefer the young ones. We have several twin makers on our place, so I'd rather shoot a young tender one for the freezer. How about y'all?

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#6313461 - 05/27/16 11:32 AM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: BAFisher]
dkershen Offline


Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 17563
Loc: Denton/Argyle
I'm not that picky. If I have 6 doe tags that need to be filled, the first six does that present a shot go down.
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#6313491 - 05/27/16 12:11 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: BAFisher]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Mature > Young. If you're working a management plan, the younger deer should have a better chance of carrying the genes you're hoping to reproduce. At that point you want to shoot the older ones to get them out of the pool.

Many of the does we shoot that have fawns are still lactating, meaning the fawns are still nursing. I want to give fawns as much time as possible with momma to give them the best start they can get. Typically we try to take dry does first, then does that obviously have older (and preferably single) fawns. The last doe I want to shoot is a twin mother of young fawns.

Personally I don't really ascribe to the age/tender portion. If you handle it correctly, it's all going to be about the same. I've never in my life had tough backstrap, and we tenderize every roundsteak we cut whether it's a yearling deer or an old mossy-back.
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#6313518 - 05/27/16 12:31 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: BAFisher]
Hoytman Offline
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Registered: 10/06/06
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Loc: hopkins co
While i disagree with QUITSHOOTINGYOUNGBUCKS about how if you handle it corectly its all about the same, if u have plenty of does to go around shoot what u need to eat.
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#6313541 - 05/27/16 12:58 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: BAFisher]
ZK-315 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 1948
Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
I try to take out the older does without fawns. On the place I hunt, they tend to be the snorters of the group. They'll snort at anything and spook the rest of them off.

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#6313606 - 05/27/16 01:42 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: BAFisher]
txshntr Offline
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34921
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
The first one that stands still...then the second one that stands still...repeat as necessary.
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#6313609 - 05/27/16 01:44 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
The first one that stands still...then the second one that stands still...repeat as necessary.


rofl

Whole lot of truth in that statement cheers
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#6313622 - 05/27/16 01:56 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: BAFisher]
redchevy Online   content
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For educational purposes... or preventing education, I always try to shoot them when nobody else is looking/around.
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#6313650 - 05/27/16 02:25 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: txshntr]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: txshntr
The first one that stands still...then the second one that stands still...repeat as necessary.


This, but I would prefer a 2-3yr old over a 6yr old
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#6313655 - 05/27/16 02:31 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: ZK-315]
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Registered: 06/13/10
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Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Originally Posted By: ZK-315
I try to take out the older does without fawns.

That's what we do here, although I do not and will not shoot another Doe, just ain't got the heart for it anymore. My 2 friends on the other hand, have no problem with it so I let them do the Doe managing.
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#6316676 - 05/30/16 08:28 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: BAFisher]
maximum Offline
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when i have any cattle on my place, i keep
the older proven bulls and cows that i know
will throw the type of young i want.
the young unproven ones get sold off for
meat or brood stock. when the old ones get to
where they aren't optimal for breeding, they
get sold off to make baloney since they're too
old and tough for prime cuts of meat like the
younger ones

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#6316688 - 05/30/16 08:37 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: maximum]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8149
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: maximum
when i have any cattle on my place, i keep
the older proven bulls and cows that i know
will throw the type of young i want.
the young unproven ones get sold off for
meat or brood stock. when the old ones get to
where they aren't optimal for breeding, they
get sold off to make baloney since they're too
old and tough for prime cuts of meat like the
younger ones


Do you not raise your own replacements, at least heifers?
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#6318218 - 06/01/16 02:41 AM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: BAFisher]
Hill Country Stalker Offline
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Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 389
Loc: LaPorte, TX
I shoot the older ones without fawns with them if I am presented a choice.
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#6320020 - 06/02/16 01:19 PM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: dkershen]
dogcatcher Offline
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Originally Posted By: dkershen
I'm not that picky. If I have 6 doe tags that need to be filled, the first six does that present a shot go down.


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#6321054 - 06/03/16 07:28 AM Re: Young does or old does? [Re: BAFisher]
Hunt n Fish Offline
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Registered: 08/25/06
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Loc: Azle,Tx /Hunt ?
What is a "does"? bolt loser8
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