How Fast Can a Doe Move?

I was lucky enough to get off this past weekend so I went down to Iowa with Ryan Hyer who is currently hunting with us.  We had a good weekend I think.  The deer are really starting to make the usual rut sign right on schedule and we had deer on their feet.  It is really hard to put together a good hunt in two days but here are some highlights.

Here's Ryan in one of the farms' best spots overlooking an alfalfa field.  We saw a number of deer with a couple decent bucks.  The biggest being what we feel was a 3 year old ten point that was pretty far away.  Beautiful night to be on stand.

Here’s Ryan in one of the farms’ best spots overlooking an alfalfa field. We saw a number of deer with a couple decent bucks. The biggest being what we feel was a 3 year old ten point that was pretty far away. Beautiful night to be on stand.

Around preferred food sources the sign really started showing up.  We saw several areas that were tore up pretty good with scraping activity, cameras in the area showed good deer movement as well.

Around preferred food sources the sign really started showing up. We saw several areas that were tore up pretty good with scraping activity, cameras in the area showed good deer movement as well.

Ryan shot a nice doe Saturday evening.  A good shot and she didn't go very far.  The deer right now seem to be keying in on alfalfa, winter rye, and brassicas.  Our soybeans are still fenced off.

Ryan shot a nice doe Saturday evening. A good shot and she didn’t go very far. The deer right now seem to be keying in on alfalfa, winter rye, and brassicas. Our soybeans are still fenced off.

If you care to took a look at a virtually unedited version of Ryan’s doe harvest, check out this link on You Tube by clicking here.

Right on schedule, we are starting to get some good bucks on our cameras some even during daylight.  Most cameras have been on food plots but we started putting them on active scrapes lately and they are getting hits.  This photo is on a brassica food plot with this good buck during daylight.

Right on schedule, we are starting to get some good bucks on our cameras some even during daylight. Most cameras have been on food plots but we started putting them on active scrapes lately and they are getting hits. This photo is on a brassica food plot with this good buck during daylight.

And….check out a quick article I wrote about how fast a deer can jump a string….click here.

 

 

One thought on “How Fast Can a Doe Move?

  1. Thank you for the article on jumping the string which is most helpful and well documented. If you look at the little branch above her shoulder she seems to barely start moving in frame 4. At .0333 seconds per frame she is moving .133 seconds after Ryan fired. But it takes the sound about .06 seconds to get from Ryan to her which means she is moving .073 seconds after she hears the string!!! And then look how fast she moves … almost as fast as the arrow! Like you say, you gotta aim for the heart!

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