Will you shoot a doe with fawns?

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Home Forums Bow Hunting Will you shoot a doe with fawns?

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  • October 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm #539610 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/13/2008
    Late season yes, but I can’t early in the year.
    I’m not going to look down on a person that does though.
    October 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm #539611 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 4/23/2008
    I try to shoot the mom first and the fawns second 8D
    October 28, 2012 at 2:47 am #539612 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 7/13/2008
    Yes, if nuisance hunting. Clean up the fawns later, it’s easier to get them without the educated doe.
    October 28, 2012 at 3:31 am #539613 Back to Top REPORT
    Deere Farmer

    Age: 42
    Joined: 11/12/2008
    Location: Van Wert County, Ohio

    X3 Wouldn’t hesitate a bit. ;) If its brown, its down. :p

    October 28, 2012 at 4:09 am #539614 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 12/16/2006
    yes …..the older I get I think twice but will still do it usually first doe of the year goes down! :thumbup meat!
    October 28, 2012 at 4:24 am #539615 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/25/2005
    No intentionally, but if the yearling don’t have spots anymore,
    then the younin’s anit so small.
    I agree with what other’s have said for the most part.

    It depends from year to year.

    Some years they drop fawns later and some years they have
    fawns in early Apr.

    It also depends upon the order of the younger or older deer
    come in at dusk or last light. It’s a bit thougher to gage size
    or age with fading light. [=}=]

    Tail length can offer size/age guess but at last light you have to
    make a call. Shoot or don’t.

    I understand. [=}=] It’s a tough call.

    Had to think about this for a bit.

    I would honestly have to say it would most or more important
    to focus on a good shot and not the size.

    Above all else it should be a clean and quick (merciful) kill. [=}=]
    Then consider the rest.

    Yup. [=}=] No matter how old or how young, how big or how small.

    October 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm #539616 Back to Top REPORT

    Gold tip 7595

    Joined: 2/9/2009
    I would if i saw that the spots were gone on the fawns. A nice doe makes a lot of BBQs and sausage,,

    kill them and grill em

    October 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm #539617 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 1/20/2008
    You know my answer, Larry. The coyotes aren’t picky and neither am I whan the freezer’s empty. I try not to shoot fawns unless I’m 100% sure it’s not a button head.
    October 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm #539618 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 10/5/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    yes once the spots are gone :thumbup
    October 29, 2012 at 12:14 am #539619 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/27/2008
    Yes as long as the fawns are good size.
    October 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm #539620 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 3/29/2007
    Yes. Rarely do you see mature does with out fawns.
    At least I don’t.. [=}=]
    October 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm #539621 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 44
    Joined: 2/25/2008
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    If the spots are gone then I will… [=}=]
    October 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm #539622 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 53
    Joined: 2/24/2006
    Yes, especially if the fawn is buck. If you kill Momma, little bucky will most likely stay in the area.

    Let Momma live and he will MOVE!

    Kill all Does with buck fawns!

    "The party in Hades has been canceled due to fire.
    October 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm #539623 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    In a heartbeat :thumbup

    Pick a spot huh :^O

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