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What percentage of the deer herd consists of....

Unread postby Zap » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:15 pm

4 year or older bucks?

In your area.

Per 100 deer how many 4 year or older bucks?


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Unread postby JRM6868 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:18 pm

Don't know if I had to guess 10% maybe.

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Unread postby Zap » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:20 pm

I think less than 5%.

But I could be wrong....... :lol:
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Unread postby JRM6868 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:37 pm

Actually putting it in perspective like that maybe 3-4% might me a better % on one farm another place I hunt it might be 2%. 10% may be high thinking about it out of 100 deer. The rut will skew the percentage on any given day.

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Unread postby Sauk Beast » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:51 pm

5% ish I would guess?
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Unread postby Stanley » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:31 pm

1 in 30 I would guess.
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Unread postby magicman54494 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:41 pm

Great question. You have me thinking. My area up north is making a bit of a comeback and I'd guess there may be 12 - 15 deer per square mile. I would hope that there would be one buck per sq mile that is 4 or older. The math on that comes out to 7-8 %. I'm being optimistic in my deer per sq mile so the % may be a bit higher.
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Unread postby Dewey » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:05 pm

I have no idea but it is much less than it was a few years ago. EAB really had them stacked up there for awhile but now the herd is really thinning out. If I had to guess I would say under 5% right now.
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Unread postby goldtip5575 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:22 pm

5%
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Unread postby PLB » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:22 pm

Under 5 percent where I hunt up north.

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Unread postby G3s » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:58 pm

On our farm i would guess that it would be 15% or so, in the area we hunt in the UP I would guess it is closer to 5%
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Unread postby Scot » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:17 am

I really don't know. I know I can't remember the last time I have seen a four year old buck in my home area.

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Re: What percentage of the deer herd consists of....

Unread postby dan » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:26 am

Depends on where I am hunting... I think the marsh near my home is at about 5 to 10%... Once they get to 4 years old, there more likely here to die of old age or get hit by a car than shot by a hunter.
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Unread postby Bucky » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:38 am

5-10% I would say in the areas I hunt
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Re: What percentage of the deer herd consists of....

Unread postby Zap » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:27 am

100 deer.

1/3 buck to doe ratio.

25 buck - 75 doe.

10% of the 100 deer = 10 deer.

25 buck with 10 of those over 4 years old.

5% of the 100 deer.

25 bucks with 5 over 4 years old.

2% of the 100 deer.

25 bucks with 2 over 4 years old.
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