Now the rut is in full swing a huge no of bucks are being shot. Many prime bucks will be taken as will lesser heads.
I have read many posts stating that once a buck is shot another soon moves in. In the abscence of a roe buck in her territory then a doe will go and find one and bring it back.
The profesional stalkers among us may know the answer, so in your view what should the ratio be and also how many does will a roe buck cover in the rut? For thoose same stalkers what sort of ratio would you like to achieve?
I ask because of late I have seen very few bucks on some ground with an abundance of does, could we be in a situation when bucks are being overshot( in this case not by me I should add) also would there be any merit it sparing very good bucks until the rut is over?
Last year i did this, hadden't the heart to shoot such a fine buck just before the rut and he is still around, looking older but as normal some what ellusive when I have the C/f with me.