I was watching out window and seen a doe running so I thought a coyote was going to be coming behind her but it was buck chasing it and he had her running all around i tried to get a pic but no success.
Most likely a fawn that got heavy enough to have an estrous cycle.
The third rut. Seen it in northern Potter a few times. When we still had a 3 day doe season , way back in, I run into a fawn that was maybe born in early October. It still had plenty of spots and wondered around bleating and actually followed me down a skidder path for a while. I figured mom was harvested and this fellow never made it to Christmas.
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There is a fawn that stays in a patch of wild grape vines on our hill that is much smaller than the average fawn at this time of year. It is always by itself and never goes far when it moves. We suspect it is the fawn from a small doe that was killed by a car near the house at the end of summer. We saw her with a late born fawn a few times before she was killed. I saw the deer several times when I hunted that part of my property archery season and it usually left the cover of the grape vines about half an hour before dark and moved into a clover field to feed. I saw it again earlier this week. I have cut browse and spread corn near where it stays a couple times since ml season.
Will a late born doe wait come into her first heat cycle solely because of her age? Or will that not happen until next fall?
But if this doe reaches breeding weight in mid summer would a buck be able to breed her? I thought a buck wouldn't breed until while his antlers were still growing over the summer. Will she keep coming in and out of heat until the bucks are ready?
Not deer related . but there are 13 gobblers in my back yard right now eating some corn I threw out. Spreading corn in the weedy areas at the edge of our woods really gets the turkey to till things up.
Just a few weeks ago one of the does in the back yard was in estrous. Got a whiff of her when I went down after dark, to get a wheel barrow load of firewood. She was on the other side of the wood pile, munching on some melon rinds the Boss threw out in the field.
I've seen spotted fawns out back here, in late Sept. and early October. Almost every summer there's a tiny fawn out back, half the size of the ones born in April/May. Attribute that to a lack of bucks around here, in the initial rut.
Some years ago had a spotted fawn near me on the first day of archery, up at camp.