Stocker Steve wrote:We have very heavy deer density in some of our pastures. Folks will buy a small patch of woods that borders farm ground and then appoint themselves trophy hunters. They pass on does which the deer quickly learn to appreciate. Thus the small patch of woods becomes the bedroom for a herd of deer, who enjoy "free" food plots from the neighboring farmer.
My regular hunting bunch is a mix of guys that just love venison in any form, so everything goes. The 90 year old grandfather loves his tender fat fawns and takes one every year. The middle-aged guys want volume and quality, so they go hard on the does. I let the surrounding neighbors weed out the bucks.
There is a 10 acre chunk of woods, not mine, across the road from the house that the deer think is great spot to bed down, and then eat my grass. Works well because I get a count on numbers, easy to bait and just have hunters put their blind 50' from the bait pile. Like shooting fish in a barrel.