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    Question How long

    Heres something that Ive been toying with. If say an area has had the "master" bucks shot. How long would you think it would take before it was re-populated by other "master" bucks? Would the rut draw in others? Or would the Does go looking? I know each area of land is different, and has a different density of Roe depending on feed etc. So I know there could be and will be a difference in answers. I also know proper managment would stop this happening in the 1st place. And just to clarify this post does not relate any ground its just a question.


    Nutty

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    What are we talking about
    is it just Roe or other species aswell??

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    Quote Originally Posted by stone View Post
    What are we talking about
    is it just Roe or other species aswell??
    Just Roe Stone.

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    It will depend on what you determine as a master buck
    but a doe is promiscuous so will rut with as many bucks that she feels will give her the best chance of producing good off-spring
    shoot a good buck and a lesser aggressive buck but equally as after a quality as the one you just shot will easily take the place the morning after because it will not be driven off
    i also hav vids of a doe where one evening the buck was shot off her and the very next morning she was in full rut with another buck

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    Quote Originally Posted by stone View Post
    It will depend on what you determine as a master buck
    but a doe is promiscuous so will rut with as many bucks that she feels will give her the best chance of producing good off-spring
    shoot a good buck and a lesser aggressive buck but equally as after a quality as the one you just shot will easily take the place the morning after because it will not be driven off
    i also hav vids of a doe where one evening the buck was shot off her and the very next morning she was in full rut with another buck
    Interesting. Food for thought, I to was under the impresion that the vacant territory would be filled quite quick. But tht of course would depend on the Roe population I would think.

    nutty

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    On area's of dense populations the chances are it will be a lesser buck that takes it chance untill chased off
    in lesser populated area's the more aggressive stronger bucks normally take court as there territories will be larger due to a smaller population and will cover more does due to the lack of gene pool in the mix

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    Basically the Does rule the roost,and they will draw in a Buck or more,and as Rich says Does are totally fickle(some would say as are all women.....not me though).So,if your worried about taking a Buck off your ground and leaving it Buckless,then I wouldn't worry at all mate.

    Martin

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    Also depends on your management objectives. Keep a mature buck in place and lower the damage to crops / increase head quality. Take him out and lesser bucks will compete for the ground causing more damage. Still the old boy will have to go at some point by rifle or by rival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris View Post
    Also depends on your management objectives. Keep a mature buck in place and lower the damage to crops / increase head quality. Take him out and lesser bucks will compete for the ground causing more damage. Still the old boy will have to go at some point by rifle or by rival.

    Fair points but the question is, how long for another to move in if he has been shot?


    nutty

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    Quote Originally Posted by re'M'ington View Post
    Basically the Does rule the roost,and they will draw in a Buck or more,and as Rich says Does are totally fickle(some would say as are all women.....not me though).So,if your worried about taking a Buck off your ground and leaving it Buckless,then I wouldn't worry at all mate.

    Martin
    Martin Im not worried or planning to, I know that the Does wear the trousers if you coin the phrase. It was just something that popped into my head the other day thats all. In my mind Deer dont just spring out of the ground when 1 gets shot, its bound to take some time but how long.



    Nutty

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