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Old Feb 7th 2011, 04:54 PM   #1
 
  Feb 2010
  Kersey, PA.
I was wondering what size doe boxes do most of you reccomend or use? Mine have seen better days, and I need to make a couple new ones. The ones that I have been using are a little to big for just (adult) does. Any ideas?

Thank you, Troy Haller

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Old Feb 7th 2011, 05:19 PM   #2
 
  Jan 2011
  Barnett Mo
i use a 4x4x4 made out of 1/2 in plywood works good
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Old Feb 8th 2011, 05:17 AM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Clinton, PA

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I was always told you dont want them to turn around so i have mine 20"wide X 4' high X 5'long. I have never had a problem. once they are in there they are calm and dont bang around.
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Old Feb 8th 2011, 05:29 AM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  Defiance, MO

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Ours is 3' wide 6' long and truck cab height. The reason for the cab height is we where transporting a doe last year and the box almost blew out of the truck with the doe in it. Talk about dirtying your laundry. So we cut the box down to cab height to keep the wind from catching it and we now strap it down. Yeah I know we could slow down.
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Old Feb 8th 2011, 08:47 AM   #5
 
  Apr 2009
  Between shipshy and Indy
If you plan on hauling them in your truck bed and more than one box at a time. Make them less than 24" wide and four foot long. A truck bed is 4' wide between the wheel wells. you will be able to fit two side by side between the wheel wells or turn them side ways and get more than two in a bed.
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Old Feb 8th 2011, 06:44 PM   #6
 
  May 2010
  nj
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Originally Posted by Robert Bittinger
20in wide 50in long 42in high is the norm size.room to lay down and room to stand up.deer should not have room to turn around.iv`e build an sold many of these crates,doors on each end that slide up to load and unload.some will disagree,others will have other plans.this worked for me over twenty eight years.this size is for doe only.buck boxes are larger.24x 60x48.this will work for you also.use i/2 plywood and use screws.no nails.good luck.robert robbit4395@embarqmail.com


do you have any bld, plans / blue prints ????
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Old Feb 9th 2011, 04:21 PM   #7
 
  Feb 2010
  Kersey, PA.
Just wanted to thank all who responded, you've given me some good ideas to start with.

Troy Haller

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