I had a conversation across a fence with a fellow stalker and he said ' I only shoot the doe, I don't like shooting youngsters'.
I personally shoot does and attendant young of the year. I have been told before as a guest that young of the year are sexless and to make the best job I can of culling each unit rather than leaving young deer to face winter without a mentor.
I appreciate that in late doe season the growth may be adequate for young to survive in some areas but in others we had deep snow till mid April and no growth till mid May last year.
What is your attitude to young of the year and does it change as the season draws to an end?