I'm sure TPW would much rather you take m early to get them OFF the range....WWIf it comes down to shooting fawns to get the numbers you must have one heck of a buck/doe ratio......I know its unpopular but shooting the does first will help the other deer by leaving more forage for the remaining herd later on in the winter(Jan/Mar)JMHO....rio
Charlie, here where I hunt, MOST all are bred by the first week of Nov. so like it or not your taking a preg doe, in my yrs of processing I have seen hunters take issues with a doe with 4-6" fetuses but when its not as noticable its OK. I dought very many hunters would even recognize a doe that has been bred be it a week or a cpl of months, if you don't gut you have no clue....WWSome big ranches make the hunters shoot doe before any bucks are shot. Thats the first thing shot therefore you are not killing two maybe three animals with one shot. (not pregnant). I like that idea because there is nothing worse (to me) than cleaning a doe and finding two moving babies inside.