i have a question how many yearlings in velvet do folks shoot? i came across 3 in same field all same age (yearling) and stature i shot 1 one evening then shot another again a few days later now ive seen the other 2/3 times at same spot with a doe im presumeing this is the mother shes looseing her winter coat at the moment, should i be knocking this little buck over while ive got the chance ? will the doe chase him away from the area when shes due to give birth? or should i leave this little buck until hes put on some more meat and no velvet on his antlers say august time and shoot him then? , reason im asking this question is that i dont normally start shooting the bucks till the rut and everything is game then however ive started early this year and im wondering if its acceptable to knock over these yearlings in april/mayr? rember as well im trying to sustain a healthy population not cull everything , would another buck move into the area soon enough when the rut starts?