How many does should I harvest in a 150 acre property?

By Grant Woods,

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How many doe should I harvest on a 150 acre property


The number of does that should be harvested from any property depend on the landowner’s deer management goals and the amount of quality forage available during the two normal stress periods (late summer and late winter).  If there’s more quality food than the local deer herd can consume then there’s not a huge need to harvest several does. If the best sources of planted or naturally occurring food is low during the late summer or late winter, than the herd will benefit from reducing the number of does.  

Keep in mind food sources on adjoining properties also!  You may be taking about 150 acres of timber while there’s large ag fields joining the property.

Enjoy creation,


November 11, 2015