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#277553 - 06/25/07 08:47 PM Still no fawns
Food Plot 101
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I've been seeing a lot of yearling bucks and does lately, but no mamas. I drive by an area that usually has 8-16 deer in the field any given day. In the last week or 2 that number has shrank to about 3-6. Still haven't seen the first fawn yet, kinda different than in years past. Heat, drought, mortality, who knows? But I have seen several does that either gave birth way early or never became preg.
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#277642 - 06/25/07 09:26 PM Re: Still no fawns [Re: Food Plot 101]
Foggy54
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I knew I had at least one as I saw some teen tiny hoof prints, then a couple days ago I did see one.
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#277646 - 06/25/07 09:27 PM Re: Still no fawns [Re: Foggy54]
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I've seen 5 tiny fawns in the last 10 days or so, I haven't seen that many in my whole life.
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#277648 - 06/25/07 09:29 PM Re: Still no fawns [Re: Foggy54]
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I seen two different ones yesterday that were no more than 18" tall & I seen one today in a pack of three does.

There's more around. I seen two palying a week or so ago but I haven't seen them lately.
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#278148 - 06/26/07 09:00 AM Re: Still no fawns [Re: Crappie Luck]
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Very common for fawns not to run with their mothers until they are 4 to 6 weeks old.
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#278261 - 06/26/07 10:01 AM Re: Still no fawns [Re: BSK]
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Saw one on Friday in the middle of the road with Mama. Was on our way trout fishing at the ROR.
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#279613 - 06/27/07 09:43 AM Re: Still no fawns [Re: TN Larry]
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They are there. They are hiding most of the time when they are this young.
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#279620 - 06/27/07 09:50 AM Re: Still no fawns [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I saw one Saturday morning out in the field behind the house with its momma, and again this morning at 5:45 wading in the creek in front of the house on my way into work.
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#279639 - 06/27/07 10:14 AM Re: Still no fawns [Re: woodchuckc]
WRF
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 Originally Posted By: woodchuckc
I saw one Saturday morning out in the field behind the house with its momma, and again this morning at 5:45 wading in the creek in front of the house on my way into work.


Wading in a creek? Not much wading here in Nashville (although recent rains have helped).

My mother had a fawn in her thick flower/bush bed right next to her pool, which is right next to her house. Was it: simply a nice place to hide a newly dropped fawn - the only reason why my mother knew it was there is because her dog blew out the mother; right next to the house and probably less likely that the 'yotes would find it; or because there is water there - two nearby creeks are bone dry? The mother obviously drinks water, but a fawn sticks to the mother's milk early on, right?

I assume the answer is probably a little of all of the above.

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#279649 - 06/27/07 10:23 AM Re: Still no fawns [Re: WRF]
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There were several at Fall Creek Falls Park last week. I saw two sets of twins and one lone fawn with their mudders.
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