Doe Factory Deer Habitat Risks and Solutions For Small Parcels

Category: hunting

 Mar 31st, 2019 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Mar 31st, 2019 at 12:55 PM

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Creating a doe factory is a very real and major risk for your small deer hunting parcel – and it is easy to do! Combine lots of attractive deer habitat bedding area improvements with great Summer food sources, and you can easily create a doe factory that has a great potential to ruin your herd and hunt. Doe family groups tend to stick around the entire year. A great line I like to use is, “Does that are here today are here to stay”. When you create great fawning cover along with high quality Fall cover and Summer food sources, then your doe family group explosion can take up valuable resources of food and cover that extend into the hunting season and beyond. When you create an annual doe factory, you severely limit the amount of food and cover for bucks and in return, your potential to create a quality (QDM) herd and hunt. If your goal is a balanced herd, a quality herd and a great hunt all season long (not just the rut), then you need to check out the risks of creating the dreaded doe factory…

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