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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7676977
09/22/22 09:03 PM
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Coldspring Texas
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... good eatin right there


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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Tony1967] #7676979
09/22/22 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Tony1967
We have had a couple instances of this in my area this year as well. Fawns sighted within the last couple weeks just having been born. What is happening to cause this?

Gotta be climate change; better hurry up and buy an electric car.


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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7676987
09/22/22 09:16 PM
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This is nature, nothing is written in stone, lol. We’re on our third quail hatch of the summer.
Seen “quail sized” poults on opening day of turkey season and in late August.
Just posted a pic of a fawn that was probably dropped about the same time as Swamps pic based on the spots remaining.
Nothing in Nature surprises me anymore, lol. Every year I see something that makes me say Hmmm.

Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677000
09/22/22 09:26 PM
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In the early 2000's, we (DNR staff) collected the reproductive tracts from 70 does harvested near the Ga-Fl line in early December. 5% were bred in late Sept. 90% were bred in late October, 5% were not yet visibly bred when they were killed in December. [/quote]

I hunt in central Alabama. Our DNR staff said the majority of our deer are bred during mid January. In recent years our “late rut” in February is very active. Our does start dropping in August/September. I’ve seen a heavily spotted fawn in late December once. We will see a pregnant doe or 2 on game cameras late September. This deer was Sept 1. [Linked Image]


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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677004
09/22/22 09:28 PM
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Georgia
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I've found pinkie squirrels in attics first week of January so I've learned to never say never with wildlife.

Maybe I should put how I dealt with that one on the poaching thread.

Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677071
09/22/22 10:14 PM
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JP,
Pics are great but we take you as a credible outdoorsman LOL. I know your skulls and taxidermy work speaks for itself. Too bad about being Canadian.

Keep track of spots and let us know how that one winters.


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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677083
09/22/22 10:24 PM
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Interesting thread line


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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677087
09/22/22 10:26 PM
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About 25 years ago I had a fawn with spots about size of a tall beagle walk under me on November 12 !

Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677091
09/22/22 10:29 PM
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See what I wonder is did it make it to March 2nd...


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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677125
09/22/22 11:11 PM
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In the spirit of the other thread, I've seen some of those Nov fawns walk out of the woods in a lunchbox cooler.

Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677155
09/23/22 12:23 AM
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Here in Montana first rut is in Nov. Second one is in Dec. Usually when the yearling or first fawn deer cycle.


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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677165
09/23/22 12:36 AM
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I've never seen just-past-spots fawn here in the fall or early winter. And if they did, it wouldn't survive the winter. We've (the SD state game agency) never let out lots and lots of deer tags, the most I've seen for a single tag was for 3 anterless. In the 1980s, a lot fewer tags in East River than today.

I think it was in 1985 and I had 2 tags (the first was as designed shooter for my blind father) and the 2nd was my own tag. Our rifle season for East River is (or typically was) short, usually about 9 days. I dumped a big nice doe for dad and then the next weekend I went out and popped the first deer that jumped up (I had finals to study for). It was a little WT doe. I drove home that night to process it and checked how much it weighed in my arms on a bathroom scale, 64 pounds field dressed (South Dakotans tend to field dress deer and not gut them out at home as some folks usually do). My brother shot a 1 1/2 year buck down on Ft Hood that year (with a .223 Mini-14) and field dressed that young buck weighed 67 pounds. I suspect my little doe that year was born in June from a "2nd rut" December breeding...


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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677272
09/23/22 07:45 AM
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I've seen spotted fawns the week of Thanksgiving. I've also seen bucks breed does towards the end of February.



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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677281
09/23/22 08:06 AM
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I've seen them in heat in February and March here. Never seen fawns during hunting season that looked that young though. I just kind of assumed the doe didn't stick. We have cows that will for whatever reason keep coming in heat but wouldn't stick so I assume it could happen with deer.

Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677359
09/23/22 09:53 AM
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OK, I'm way up North of most of you that posted here, but I saw a pair of spotted fawns last year that were about the size of a Springer Spaniel in the first week of November. That's the first I had ever seen anything like that . Their tracks were about the size of a quarter. I believe one survived the winter according to a neighbor that was watching them.


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Re: First Proof of This I've Seen... [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7677412
09/23/22 11:07 AM
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Dang climate change messing everything up....lol


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