Let's Talk Poop Size

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Let's Talk Poop Size

Unread postby checkerfred » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:15 am

Not yours but the deers :lol:

I know large tracks are one of the best indicators of large bucks. But what's considered large poop? How do you know the poop is from a buck or a mature buck even?

I know small tic tac size poop would be probably young does or fawns. Larger jelly bean size would be grown doe. Are bucks always clumped? If so at how big would you consider the clump to be a decent or mature buck? Would a roll of quarters size be a smaller buck and a 50 cent piece diameter be mature buck?


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Re: Let's Talk Poop Size

Unread postby whitetailassasin » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:25 am

:think: this should be interesting :lol:

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Unread postby checkerfred » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:40 am

whitetailassasin wrote::think: this should be interesting :lol:

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I was counting on that. lol In all seriousness, I've been seeing an abundance or clumped droppings out in fields and in doe bedding. Some are small single quarter size clusters which I assume is a small yearling buck. I found some about the size of a quarter roll or .50 piece roll...or pecan log, twinkie whatever you wanna compare it too. Lol this was in the middle of my father in laws pasture accompanied with larger tracks. I assume it's a mature buck.
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Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:42 am

Did you hear I like to drop floaters? :lol:

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Unread postby whitetailassasin » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:47 am

BassBoysLLP wrote:Did you hear I like to drop floaters? :lol:

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It seems I did hear that about you recently :lol:

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Re: Let's Talk Poop Size

Unread postby palmbardier » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:51 am

checkerfred wrote:Not yours but the deers :lol:

I know large tracks are one of the best indicators of large bucks. But what's considered large poop? How do you know the poop is from a buck or a mature buck even?

I know small tic tac size poop would be probably young does or fawns. Larger jelly bean size would be grown doe. Are bucks always clumped? If so at how big would you consider the clump to be a decent or mature buck? Would a roll of quarters size be a smaller buck and a 50 cent piece diameter be mature buck?



I consider anything bigger than a plum or peach to be worthwhile.
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Re: Let's Talk Poop Size

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:56 am

If I see droppings 3/4"-1" long it gets my attention. More often than not I find big buck sign nearby.
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Re: Let's Talk Poop Size

Unread postby checkerfred » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:57 am

whitetailassasin wrote:
BassBoysLLP wrote:Did you hear I like to drop floaters? :lol:

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It seems I did hear that about you recently :lol:

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LOL I knew some wiseguys would chime in.

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checkerfred wrote:Not yours but the deers :lol:

I know large tracks are one of the best indicators of large bucks. But what's considered large poop? How do you know the poop is from a buck or a mature buck even?

I know small tic tac size poop would be probably young does or fawns. Larger jelly bean size would be grown doe. Are bucks always clumped? If so at how big would you consider the clump to be a decent or mature buck? Would a roll of quarters size be a smaller buck and a 50 cent piece diameter be mature buck?


I consider anything bigger than a plum or peach to be worthwhile.


Thanks!


I know location will matter too. You guys up north with a 300lb mature deer will see a larger size than our typical 200lb or so mature animal.

What about clumps? Is that a sign of deer gender or diet?
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Re: Let's Talk Poop Size

Unread postby checkerfred » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:59 am

Dewey wrote:If I see droppings 3/4"-1" long it gets my attention. More often than not I find big buck sign nearby.


Thanks Dewey.

In regards to my clumped question, this site http://bowsite.com/bowsite/features/armchair_biologist/poop/ says
" Whenever you find a clumped distribution of droppings, you are in very close proximity to one of two areas...the feeding or bedding area. Since bedding areas are always hard to locate and you don't want to push deer from their beds, feces can be a great asset to their location. "
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Re: Let's Talk Poop Size

Unread postby Knute78 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:06 am

Here is last years conversation on a similar topic. There are a few funny yet relevant responses.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17556&hilit=poop

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Re: Let's Talk Poop Size

Unread postby checkerfred » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:09 am

Knute78 wrote:Here is last years conversation on a similar topic. There are a few funny yet relevant responses.

http://www.thehuntingbeast.com/viewtopi ... hilit=poop

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Awesome thanks! For some reason my search didn't find that. Referring to that thread now...thanks again!
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Re: Let's Talk Poop Size

Unread postby Knute78 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:14 am

checkerfred wrote:
Knute78 wrote:Here is last years conversation on a similar topic. There are a few funny yet relevant responses.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17556&hilit=poop

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Awesome thanks! For some reason my search didn't find that. Referring to that thread now...thanks again!


Yeah no problem, just get to page 2, there are a few good things brought up on the subject.

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