BigWally's Whitetail Strategies!!!

Doe's Are Deer Too !!!

Welcome To My Site!!! Page 2
Archery Season 2011-2012 !!!
Gun Season 2011-2012
MuzzleLoader Season 2011
Deer Season 2010 !!!
Jeremy's First Archery Deer
Muzzleloader Season !! 2010
A Hunt To Remember !!! Page 3
Another Memorable Hunt:!!! Page 4!!!
Whitetail Strategies: Page 5
Video Page!!! 6
Shtogun 2006!!! Page 7
Whitetails Without Snow!!Page 8
Whitetail Anatomy!!!
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First Deer At New Camp!!! Page 9
Encounters Of The Wild Kind!!! Page 10
Two Man Hunts!!! Page 12
Funny But True Hunt!!! Page 13
Dare To Be Different!!! Page 14
After The Hunt !!! Page15
Making Sense Of Scents!!! Page 16
Rattling Bucks!!!Page 17
My Nephew's First Deer!! Page 18
My 1st Archery Deer !!!Page 19
Why Do We Kill !!! Page 20
Doe's Are Deer Too!!! Page 21
Shotgun Season 1988 !!! Page 22
Awards Page!!! Page 23
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Muzzleloader Season!!! Page 25
Hunting Buddy My Son!!! Page 26
Father Son Hunt !!! Page 27
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New York's State-Record Double Play!!! Page 29
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Shotgun Season 1997!! Page 35
A Spot & Stalk Hunt!!! Page 36
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Bowhunting 2007!!!Page 42
Regular Season 2007!!!Page 43
Overall Thoughts On 2007 Gun Season!! Page 44
How's The Herd? Page 45
Turkey Season 2008! Page 46
In Memory Of Brother Bob!! Page 47
2008 Fishing Season !!!! Page 48
My Dad & Me!!! Page 49
In Honor Of Our Troops! "Let Us Never Forget" !!! Page 51
Bow Season 2008 !!! Page 52
Bow Season 2008 Continued Page 53
Gun Season 2008 Page 54 !!!
Gun Season 2008 Page 55!!!
Another Successful Hunt Page 56!
Deer Season 2008 Cont.Page 57
Muzzleloader Season Page 58 !!!
Summer 2009 Page 59
JW Ready for 1st Deer hunt page 60
Big Cat Sightings Page 61
The Year Of The Bucks!!! Page 62
Archery Season 2009!!! page 63
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Groundblind Hazards!!! Page 66
Calling all shed hunters page 67!!!
Bow Season 2001 !!!
In Memory Of My Departed Sister

Myself & GODson Eric With 7 Of 8 Doe's
Myself & Brothers And, Nephews Only Took Doe's That Year!!!

Culling Doe's Play an Important Role in Quality Deer Management !!!

As a young Boy I was allowed at age 10 to go along on hunting trips with my Dad & older brothers. As I remember the stories my Dad would tell us about how hunters in Vermont rarely would ever take a Doe. I  now believe that back then, in Vermont you weren't allowed to cull Doe's . My Dad & all his brothers, hunting buddies etc. back then wouldn't hear of it , taking doe's was just a no no . Well times have changed & for many good reasons as the deer herds have Greatly increased over the years at least here in NY . Vermont a place were you would think  there would be a massive deer herd there, well it is just not the case , be it lack of good conservation efforts etc., the state just doesn't carry the size deer herd you would expect for such a beautiful state, though has the capacity to do so. However when you do score a buck in Vermont! its usually a very nice sized animal depending where you hunt, with some real bruisers they call  ('Ridge Runners') there . With a mountainous region that stands second to none in beauty & forage.  And a farm industry that appears to thrive ,still It just seems that DEC  of Vermont needs to follow suit of other states where through the combination of conservation / hunter efforts, the deer herd would grow at a more suitable pace and size for hunters in Vermont. As well as of deer hunters abroad in search of quality whitetail hunting . Of which would in turn bring financial gain overall & out of state hunters flocking to this beautiful hunting reagion  . Anyhow with the ever expanding deer herds here in NY & about the country, Through good hunter / Conservation efforts & trying to keep the buck doe ratio at a levels that allows Bruiser Bucks & doe's to grow to be Bruisers. In Order for that to have come, Doe  culling has long become a part of deer hunting in states with a fantastic deer population such as New York State . The deer herd here in NY is at or above a million deer which is & has been for several years now. At an exceptable level where there is sufficient food sources to maintain a herd that size, & through Hunting doe's, hunters & good conservation efforts we now have a deer population that stands second to none. Due to hunter & conservation efforts Doe hunting has played a very significant role in this ever expanding deer herd. Doe's are the deal for me as I have to tell you & most hunters are already aware of this fact, Doe's are much more tender  at any age, opposed to the wily old buck. The majority of does don't get as large as the Bucks , There are some BIG doe's as big as some Bucks I've seen & Taken through the years , In fact I rarely ever hung a doe to tenderize more than a day or two. I usually process them immediatly or ASAP they are tender as can be right from the time you take them. Doe's  unlike the big macho bucks don't go through All the heavy rutting activity, with rubbing trees & sparring / fighting, to strengthen their neck / bodies etc. in order to be able to have bragging rights in the breeding season . However all this pre season activity , which toughens not only their bodies muscles etc. it goes into the venison itself. As all this rutting activity plays a role in toughning the buck meat as well, which is one of the reasons hunters hang them for a period after taking them, to help tenderize the meat by aging it. Myself & brothers / hunting buddies usually take a doe every year however we move around & take doe's from various areas we hunt, not from the same place year after year. We Try & keep the buck doe ratio around my property & my brothers along with most all the surrounding neighbors who hunt in & around the area about nearly even as we are able.  This in turn brings us some very big deer & not to mention Big racked bucks. We are in a good farming area & the food sources around here are very abundant. Our deer herd is very stable now because we pass up on the smaller bucks instead of taking them year after year. And being allowed to live 3 or 4 years produces  some very impressive size animals as well as huge racked Bucks. The deer herd in our area especially the doe population was out of control for several years. Myself & brothers got together with most of his neighbors who hunted & decided if we culled alot of the doe's out as to stabilize the buck / doe ratio we would then in a few years have an awseome  herd, as just in our area alone about 3 square miles there were about anywhere from 100 to 300 does & all we were seeing & taking year after year were smaller class deer. So for about three years we only shot doe's . In turn this area is now & has been producing huge deer year after year. And barring a very (Severe Winter Kill) will continue to produce big deer, with 200 lbs doe's not uncommon. We have been Blessed as well with very mild winters for several years now & this helps keep the buck / doe plentiful and in check as well. So remember Doe's are deer too & you need to cull doe's as well as buck to maintain a good size population of Bigger deer overall and insure good forage for them all through the year .
             I hope you got some insight into the understanding that in order to produce good sized deer, you must hunt doe's as well as Bucks & if the doe's get to be alot larger in herd size you may want to consider hunting only doe's for a couple of years as we did. Or invite some friends to get together & organize a few deer drives in order to reduce the size of the doe herd & make the buck/ doe ratio more compatable so you end up producing bigger & better quality Deer & food sources to sustain them overall in the years proceeding. It has worked for us in our particular area's we hunt & I believe that it can & will work for you givin time & patience along with culling doe's
 So Until Next Time May You Have A Safe & Great Hunt!!! Incude Your Young Ones It Will Help To Preserve the Great Outdoors for Many  Genertations to come !!!
                         Wally Deer Acorn 

Another Successful Doe Hunt !!!
Shared With My Godson Eric !!!

Folks 3 Of The 8 Deer taken In The top Photo Were Processed & Donated to A Local Food Bank In A Program Called (Project H.O.P.E.) Stands for Hunters Opening Peoples Eye's. Myself & Brothers & friends try & donate a couple Deer yearly to Various food banks Its a Great Idea & if you should take an extra You may consider Donating it to your Local food Bank there are Programs out there now that will allow you to drop your donated deer off at various Processers & they will process & deliver the deer to the food pantry's , Homeless shelters , etc. Its a good feeling to give something back from our great sport we are so fortunate to be a Part Of.And it helps Folks less fortunate than ourselves, So Donate if you can !!!

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