Busted by the Doe, What would you do
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Posted on Friday Dec 19, 2014 at 9:10 PM  
We've all had this happen many times. Do you shoot or wait for the buck? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MnzqniFZJ8
Posted on Saturday Dec 20, 2014 at 7:45 PM  
In that situation, I would take my hat off and wave it at her and run her off. I would grunt and may even rattle if I had a bag or horns, then get ready for a buck to respond. Lots of times they are just standing out of site waiting to see what the doe does. If she is hot and he is following her he will stay on her trail and walk where you can see him.

If it was a doe that did not have fawns I would either bust her or run her off. If I busted her I would go ahead and sit until my planned time to leave. Lots of times a buck will come by within just a few minutes.

I hunt a lot and most days I pass just because I do not want to clean mess with one. I also never shoot a doe with a fawn I don't care if it is the last day of season. Thirty odd years ago I shot a doe that had a fawn with her. That evening I went back to that stand and the fawn came in calling for its moma. I decided right then and there I would never do it again.  I know the fawns make it fine and just end up teaming up with another doe fawn group, but I am a big old softy I guess. LOL 

Bottom line is though its your hunt play it out how you want and enjoy it!