Will you shoot a doe with fawns?

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  • October 27, 2012 at 3:02 am #496792 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

    Joined: 9/15/2006
    Location: Call me...867-5309
    I just can’t do it. :cry: :cry:

    What about you guys and gals?

    The end is near....
    October 27, 2012 at 3:30 am #539596 Back to Top REPORT
    ohiopeace
    ohiopeace

    Joined: 7/15/2007
    I have and I will again…tomorrow if I get a chance. And maybe the fawns too…a guys gotta eat. :D

    Those fawns are getting booted away from their mamas here pretty soon anyhow. They are completely self sufficient at this point.

    October 27, 2012 at 4:12 am #539597 Back to Top REPORT
    shacklehunter
    shacklehunter

    Age: 41
    Joined: 3/1/2006
    Location: Pennsylvania

    I have and I will again…tomorrow if I get a chance. And maybe the fawns too…a guys gotta eat. :D

    Those fawns are getting booted away from their mamas here pretty soon anyhow. They are completely self sufficient at this point.[/quote:166tswlt]X2

    October 27, 2012 at 9:09 am #539598 Back to Top REPORT
    blood-bath2006
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006
    In a heartbeat :thumbup
    October 27, 2012 at 10:44 am #539599 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4um
    BOW4UM

    Joined: 2/28/2008
    Location: VA
    Yep did yesterday- dont like to but I am a hunter
    My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!
    October 27, 2012 at 11:13 am #539600 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    I have, twice, but it doesn’t make me feel too good. If I do it, I prefer to do it in the late season. But this year, with the lack of does I am seeing, they may get a pass.
    October 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm #539601 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    Heck ya! Early season I rarely see a mature doe without at least one fawn that could be hers. Now if they’re still in spots I might reconsider. But I haven’t seen that in several years.
    October 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm #539602 Back to Top REPORT
    carolinagreenhead
    carolinagreenhead

    Joined: 4/19/2008
    I voted no because it depends on the age of the fawns. If they still have spots then definitely not. They need mom still to survive. If they have lost their spots then their old enough to take care of themselves and then I probably would. I’m a hunter like the rest of you.
    October 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm #539603 Back to Top REPORT

    Jay Miller

    Joined: 2/6/2010
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    I voted no as I consider a fawn as one with spots. Once the spots are gone I do not discriminate on which one I shoot.. :^O :^O
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    October 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm #539604 Back to Top REPORT

    texjim186

    Joined: 3/18/2008
    i voted yes but i will not shoot a fawn.
    October 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm #539605 Back to Top REPORT
    wisc-rattlesnake
    Wisc.Rattlesnake

    Joined: 4/18/2007
    Yes.
    October 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm #539606 Back to Top REPORT
    156py-2
    156p&y

    Joined: 10/3/2006
    If they have lost the spots she gets shots, lol
    October 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm #539607 Back to Top REPORT

    csmith

    Age: 31
    Joined: 2/24/2012
    Location: Indiana
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    Heck ya! Early season I rarely see a mature doe without at least one fawn that could be hers. Now if they’re still in spots I might reconsider. But I haven’t seen that in several years.

    Need to shoot the big mature momma doe before she can pass on all her being hunted knowledge to the youngsters.

    October 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm #539608 Back to Top REPORT
    xxholleyxx
    XxHolleyxX

    Joined: 11/18/2008
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    I wont, but have once before. The first deer I ever shot with a rifle had Twin fawns…not spotted though. When I went to retrieve her the fawns where standing by her side. That broke me. I have no problem with others doing it…just a personal choice.
    October 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm #539609 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

    Age: 63
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    Absolutely. And if there is a buck with them, unless it’s a wall-hanger, the doe goes down. It’s relatively rare for fawns to be carrying spots this time of year in our neighborhood. If they are, my money says that they’re real small. Fawns aren’t on the menu till the last few days of the season and by then spots will definitely be gone.
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