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I set up in an area I had a camera on seeing lots of does coming into acorns starting to fall. At 7:35 AM I had 2 very large does come in and each had 2 small fawns with them so I gave them both a free pass. At 8:15 AM I saw a medium size doe heading my way and then another about the same size coming up behind her so I figured I was looking at two 1 1/2 YO does without fawns. That turned out to be the case and the larger one started feeding on a few dropped acorns direct down wind of me and behind me. I eased up and got turned around in my climbers and shot her free hand at 18 yards. She ran almost 50 yards and took a dirt nap. I had her gutted out, dragged, loaded and in the cooler by 10 AM. :)
Only pic I got as I was hunting alone.
 

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Congrats on your doe
 
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Good deal tenderloins for dinner at Roberts house. I'm going to try taking one out as it steps out of a corn field eating. That way I know for sure it's a corn fed deer.lol
 

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That's a nice freezer deer ! I hope to have one in a couple weeks when season opens here.....
 
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I usually take a doe right off the bat and then start looking for a big buck for the rest of the year. We have way too many does and very few people that will shoot more than 1 if they take one at all.
 

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Congrats!
 
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Good deal tenderloins for dinner at Roberts house. I'm going to try taking one out as it steps out of a corn field eating. That way I know for sure it's a corn fed deer.lol
Can't beat the taste of a free range farm raised deer. Those woods, acorn, stick eating deer taste like an acorn. LOL.
 

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I must like acorns then cause none of my deer know what a farm is.
LOL. That could be.

There really is a noticable difference in taste. At least to me there is. I think a woods deer has a more wild / gamey taste to it than a deer that lives around farms and feeds on the farmers crops.
 
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