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Does with yearlings

Bowhunter57

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This is STRICKLY left up to the shooter!!! 💯 It is DEER season....NOT yearling season, doe season, buck season.

The fawns are weaned and can fend for themselves...food wise. Personally, I won't shoot one, but ONLY because there's not enough meat on that animal to justify my tag. :rolleyes: Legally, the State says they're all good to go. So, shoot what you want and be happy! :cool: Good luck and good hunting!

Bowhunter57
 
This time of year I base it on how independent the fawns are from the mother. If one or both are always right with her or even suckling on her she would get a pass. If she has button bucks tho there’s a good chance they’re already wandering and already independent of her. Come November she will start the kick to the curb process anyway. Button bucks without their mom in the picture are less likely to disperse from the property.
 

Stressless

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I like Meat
Poem by Stressless

I shoot mature does here
I shoot mature does there
I will shoot a mature doe with a fawn
I will shoot a mature doe in the middle of a yawn

Mature does are tasty
but do not be TOO hasty
Bucks like mature does to spoon
Watch her back tail soon!
 

jagermeister

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FYI, fawns are what you’re referring too I think. Yearlings are deer that are a year old.

Shoot whichever you prefer. The remaining deer will be fine. Me personally, I’ll shoot the fawn and let mom keep on her way. That tender little morsel will go right into burger patties. Probably won’t even freeze any of it. Lol
 

giles

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This time of year I base it on how independent the fawns are from the mother. If one or both are always right with her or even suckling on her she would get a pass. If she has button bucks tho there’s a good chance they’re already wandering and already independent of her. Come November she will start the kick to the curb process anyway. Button bucks without their mom in the picture are less likely to disperse from the property.
Mother nature also made them taste good.
 

giles

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FYI, fawns are what you’re referring too I think. Yearlings are deer that are a year old.

Shoot whichever you prefer. The remaining deer will be fine. Me personally, I’ll shoot the fawn and let mom keep on her way. That tender little morsel will go right into burger patties. Probably won’t even freeze any of it. Lol
I was waiting for this to pop up! Like people calling them horns🤣
 

Floki

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I’ve done it more times than I count or remember ..

Until I had my kid. After that I have never done it.
Not sure what’s up with that.🤷🏼‍♂️

But I have sat in the blind with my kid and watched him shoot a doe with fawns. 😂 Not going to teach him other wise. Just my own little thing.

It doesn’t bother me one bit if someone else does. Put the food in the fridge. 👍 It’s really a personal decision.. If you don’t someone else will.

My dad that has passed on would shoot the fawn over the big doe.😂😂😂😂🤷🏼‍♂️ He said better meat and we all know that’s true.
 

Floki

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This is STRICKLY left up to the shooter!!! 💯 It is DEER season....NOT yearling season, doe season, buck season.

The fawns are weaned and can fend for themselves...food wise. Personally, I won't shoot one, but ONLY because there's not enough meat on that animal to justify my tag. :rolleyes: Legally, the State says they're all good to go. So, shoot what you want and be happy! :cool: Good luck and good hunting!

Bowhunter57
Agree 100 percent!!🤙👍
 
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giles

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If we are gonna break it down.

I won't shoot a doe with triplets. That mega breeder needs to live.

If the choice of a doe with twins or a single fawn, I'm taking the doe with the single fawn.

If I'm hungry and want to let the population grow, I'm taking the button.

If gun season, I've been known to stand with other guys and take out the entire gene pool. We count to 3 first, so it makes it totally okay.

First deer of the season usually get the dust knocked off. Doe or fawn gets the dry heaves from me.