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Would you shot a buck over a doe?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/2/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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blakem

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I would rather shot a buck
16kadams

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The most modern deer management techniques involve lowering the doe ratio. Historically, they would aim for a 1:5 ratio--that is, one buck per every 5 does. However, now the consensus is that there should be a 1:1 ratio. This means the rate at which bucks are hunted and the rate in which does are hunted should be about equal.
https://tpwd.texas.gov...

Thus, we should not shoot a buck over a doe--depending on the conditions, we should shoot them at about the same rate.

It must be noted in non-hunted populations, deers are 60% female and 40% male.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu...

So to obtain a 1:1 ratio, you would have to kill more females than males. Therefore, on balance, we should *prefer* shooting does and not bucks.

From an environmental perspective and management perspective, we MUST prefer killing does over bucks. And as a hunter, I want the environment as good as it can be in order to *promote* a better hunting population. So, from our perspective, we should want to shoot a doe over a buck.

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16kadams

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360 no scope
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