Minimum acreage to "manage deer"

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Management' started by shell waster, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Dish7

    Dish7

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    Okay, but that didn't answer a single question that I asked you. But that's alright. Good luck this season. Let us know how the hydrangeas fare.
     
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  2. Waif

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    Most land is an investment. No doubt.
    Recreational land can well be expected to be , recreational.

    Neighbors!
    Don't need hunting involved to criticize one or more. Or vice versa.
    The principles are similar though.
    If you don't get along with non hunting neighbors , are you going to get along with those who do hunt?

    I've killed deer neighbors passed. If they've criticized behind my back , they did a good job of appearing happy for me first. And the deer have all been brown. To one degree or another.
    Habitat changes on a property are the owners choice. We don't seek permission. What if someone wants firewood? Or to clear an overgrown field for no other reason than cosmetics?
    It's on them.

    Is it zone defense, or zone offence when hunting within a boundary?
    What is it if the condition of the zone is improved?

    One neighbor who does not allow doe kills says ,"take care of them fawns".
    Being doe birth/drop over there consistently , fawns are the feature.
    I interpret the statement to be , "you've got the spot some of the fawns able to follow their mothers end up learning to browse because of the habitat. Keep it up."
    I take a doe or doe , I tell that owner if asked what has been killed. And we still get along, for some reason...
     

  3. sniper

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    Where to begin.....

    Wrong
    Wrong
    and wrong!

    Neighbors are neighbors. You’ll have the good, bad, and the ugly. I’ve had them all.

    Qdm focuses on deer health, habitat along with hunter satisfaction. At what point ever does any of that suck?? Improving my land for not only deer but hundreds of other critters has not made me an unhappy hunter. That’s a croc! I’ve been a Qdm practioner since 2000. My hunting and satisfaction has never been better.


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  4. CDN1

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    Maybe we should change the thread title to " acres needed so the neighbours won't piss you off"
    QDM increases a hunter, participation and enjoyment of the sport isn't that enough?
     
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  6. QDMAMAN

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    Time to expand your library. :)
     
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    A Gem
     
  8. shell waster

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    any suggestions, always looking for something to read cause I don't read so good
     
  9. 7mmsendero

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    I think it depends if you can meet all their needs and if you have a large sanctuary area on the property. We have a 20-30 acre cedar swamp that’s impenetrable on our place. Its not shared in anyway with the neighbors. It’s a game changer when you have something like that.
     
  10. LabtechLewis

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  13. QDMAMAN

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    I guessing none....during the growing season.
     
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  14. Lund Explorer

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    The better question would be how do they know those deer grew on those properties, and not on the neighbor's land as well.
     
  15. Ieatshrooms

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    Of course they go onto other properties. The point is making your small piece of acreage so desirable that they frequent it most often, giving you the highest odds for success.