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#3452848 - 11/14/13 05:01 PM deer age question
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I shot a yearling this evening that had the permanant premolars fully erupted, are just about fully erupted. When would this deer have been born?
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#3452919 - 11/14/13 05:44 PM Re: deer age question [Re: pass-thru]
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The last pre molar is replaced at about 19 months of age.
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#3452962 - 11/14/13 06:19 PM Re: deer age question [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Mid April birth? I wonder how common that is. I saw a newborn fawn on 9 May years ago...earliest I have seen.
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#3453881 - 11/15/13 11:06 AM Re: deer age question [Re: pass-thru]
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Fawn births have been documented during almost every month of the year. Nature gets around to trying everything. That's how Natural Selection works--it uses (and needs) the random variations of Nature to select against, and just about every aspect of a species will display some random variation.
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