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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Fawns per doe studies???

One of the biggest things in my area that I've noticed since HR is the numbers of fawns that the does are producing. Before hr many of the does had one or two fawns. Now for a number of years, I have been seeing multiple does with three fawns following them. On my way home from work today I saw a doe with three fawns. One doe in particular where I bowhunt, I have seen three years in a row with three fawns now. I know it is the same doe because of a scar in her hair on her back and she is a huge doe now. She has to be 5 years old or more. I really hope nobody shoots her and have given her a pass twice myself because she is a great producer. I kinda have an admiration for her after watching her for a few years now.
Is anyone else seeing does with three fawns and does anyone have any information from any studies on this topic??? Thanks in advance for any info.
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Re: Fawns per doe studies???

12 or 13% of doe have triplets from the research I have seen. It varies with food supplies, by region; etc.

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Re: Fawns per doe studies???

most of my sightings are singles and doubles.i blame the predators
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 11:55 AM
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Re: Fawns per doe studies???

It does take a good bit of meat to feed all those trophy bears. If you call coyotes in good bear country with a fawn distress bear show up more than coyotes.
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Re: Fawns per doe studies???

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most of my sightings are singles and doubles.i blame the predators
As long as the deer are replacing the number killed, we have a sustainable harvest, do we not?

I agree that predators take some fawns- there is no doubt about that. BUT, they certainly don't get them all.

Did you know that doe split their fawns at birth and keep them split for a while? That decreases the likelyhood that a predator will get "all" of her fawn. Its pretty cool actually.

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Re: Fawns per doe studies???

It also decreases the chance that you'll see the doe with twins earlier in the year.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 02:58 PM
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It does take a good bit of meat to feed all those trophy bears. If you call coyotes in good bear country with a fawn distress bear show up more than coyotes.

wow,only on hpa.
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Re: Fawns per doe studies???

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most of my sightings are singles and doubles.i blame the predators
As long as the deer are replacing the number killed, we have a sustainable harvest, do we not?

I agree that predators take some fawns- there is no doubt about that. BUT, they certainly don't get them all.

Did you know that doe split their fawns at birth and keep them split for a while? That decreases the likelyhood that a predator will get "all" of her fawn. Its pretty cool actually.

ah yes i knew that gal.do you agree predators take fawns?yotes and bears.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 06:14 PM
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Re: Fawns per doe studies???

? Isn't that what I said?

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 11:07 AM
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yes it is.my mistake bigtime.i was skimming the posts and took yours wrong.sorry
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