Doe Management

The more deer you have in your herd the better right? Wrong.

This could be the single most important management technique for your whitetail herd.  The method behind all this madness is simple; You want your buck to doe ratio to be as close as 1:1 as possible.

The more does you have compared to bucks, the shorter distance a buck has to travel in order to find a hot doe (doe in heat) during the rut.  This decreases your chances of harvesting a mature buck drastically.  The fewer does, the more active the bucks have to be during the rut in order to find a hot doe to reproduce.  The outcome: better chance of putting a big boy on your wall and meat in the freezer.

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