Re: Why is rifle season in late November/December?
Right on, doesn't matter if she's dead before or after she's pregnant. If she's not alive, she's not giving birth. However, I think what the people you have quoted were getting at is this. Consider that in a population there could be enough doe that they all don't get bred. Does are shot after breeding season, and pregnant ones get killed. Others that aren't pregnant survive. If you have the season before breeding takes place, there are less doe for the bucks to breed. Then a higher percentage if the doe left get bred, and the bucks energy wasn't wasted breeding a doe that will just end up dead anyway.
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