Always hunting the leeward side? What if you're doe hunting?

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Always hunting the leeward side? What if you're doe hunting?

Unread postby Putt4Doe » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:51 am

Hey guys - so where I hunt there are way, way too many does. Not only do you have to shoot 2 does before you can "earn a buck" you then need 3 more before your second buck etc. Our herd is out of whack and we need to kill does.

I have watched the "Hill Country Bucks" DVD about 15 times. I'm obsessed. Every time I watch it I learn something new. I have started doing the "Beast Hunting" strategy and it definitely works for bucks.

I'm interested in how you guys would change your tactics, if at all, for hunting does. I'm thinking that you could hunt them the same way, buy identifying their bedding areas and under what wind they are bedding there - then trying to intercept them between where they are feeding and the bed - or waiting by the bed in the AM for them to come back to it since they seem to always do that in the morning hours.

Any other tactics you guys would employ to harvest as many does as possible?

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Re: Always hunting the leeward side? What if you're doe hunt

Unread postby youngbuck917 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:07 am

I would also like to know more about this. I realize doe bedding is not as set in stone as buck bedding because they change as the food does however I would like to know how you guys go about doe hunting if you do. Is it mostly hunting food? Hunting known doe bedding areas? Thanks guys

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Unread postby Bucky » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:20 am

Does = hot food source. Keep it simple

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Re: Always hunting the leeward side? What if you're doe hunt

Unread postby Putt4Doe » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:36 am

Bucky wrote:Does = hot food source. Keep it simple

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What if you're in big woods where it's hard to determine the food source?
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Re: Always hunting the leeward side? What if you're doe hunt

Unread postby backstraps » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:28 pm

Putt4Doe wrote:
Bucky wrote:Does = hot food source. Keep it simple

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What if you're in big woods where it's hard to determine the food source?



Acorn flats seem to be very good for early season doe activity for me
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Re: Always hunting the leeward side? What if you're doe hunt

Unread postby Hawthorne » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:16 pm

Hunt the wide well used deer trails with lots of fresh tracks of different size between food and bed.Probably a doe group trail.

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Unread postby WEEGEE » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:52 pm

Hawthorne wrote:Hunt the wide well used deer trails with lots of fresh tracks of different size between food and bed.Probably a doe group trail.

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your right on....if that's all I'm after is a doe...i would walk through a woods looking for a "well used trail"then know which way it comes and where it goes(bed-food) set up on the down wind side and shoot the best/fattest doe that comes down the trail.
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Re: Always hunting the leeward side? What if you're doe hunt

Unread postby BigHunt » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:02 pm

allways leeward for me... wether close to food water or bedding ...
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Re: Always hunting the leeward side? What if you're doe hunt

Unread postby Putt4Doe » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:07 am

Thanks for the info guys - I'll keep that in mind this year while I go to my different spots.


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