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#7004717 - 12/20/17 04:53 PM deer populationTo classify
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Woodsman

Registered: 05/04/12
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Loc: tarrant, texas
To classify a deer lease as very good what would you consider to be realistic number of deer per acre on a 1000 acre ranch?

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#7004730 - 12/20/17 05:01 PM Re: deer populationTo classify [Re: old raider]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: old raider
To classify a deer lease as very good what would you consider to be realistic number of deer per acre on a 1000 acre ranch?


At or under carrying capacity. If you have light densities and are under CC you have a dream set up.

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#7004734 - 12/20/17 05:03 PM Re: deer populationTo classify [Re: old raider]
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Registered: 03/01/07
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It would be acres per deer or deer per section.
For some it is more about antler size than quantity of deer.

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#7004813 - 12/20/17 06:04 PM Re: deer populationTo classify [Re: old raider]
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/01/13
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I like to have deer at feeders with a mix of Doe's, young bucks (1-2), mid age bucks (3-4)and maybe a stud(5+) from time to time. Turkey and dove to top it off.

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#7004824 - 12/20/17 06:09 PM Re: deer populationTo classify [Re: old raider]
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Agree with Nocknload

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#7004875 - 12/20/17 06:56 PM Re: deer populationTo classify [Re: old raider]
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Registered: 11/23/05
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Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Depending on CC 7 to 15 acres per deer. You would want a good mix of age class.
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#7005042 - 12/20/17 08:57 PM Re: deer populationTo classify [Re: old raider]
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Registered: 05/11/17
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Loc: Texas
It depends on habitat quality, but slightly below carrying capacity.


Edited by Smokey Bear (12/21/17 01:40 AM)
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#7005065 - 12/20/17 09:11 PM Re: deer populationTo classify [Re: old raider]
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Registered: 11/25/16
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Loc: Hunt county Texas.
I always scout and look for sign then quickly lease the place hunt it for few years get it in good shape then loose it to some guys from big city.
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