Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#485072 - 11/08/07 09:37 AM Why Are Doe Not Pregnant?
grundsow
4 Point


Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 283
Loc: Berks County, PA

Offline
What percent of adult doe "should" be bred?

What are some reasons that they wouldn't be pregnant?

PGC opens roadkilled doe from February thru May to count fetues. The percent of adult doe (greater than 1 year old) bred varies thru the years from about 87% to 92%. Just wondering why this is and if it's to be expected or can be improved.

Top
#485091 - 11/08/07 09:43 AM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: grundsow]
Football Hunter
Non-Typical


Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 25298
Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

Offline
Dress em in ligerie,that might help,but high doe to buck ratios is what I suspect.
_________________________
The best day to plant a tree,IS TODAY!

You wont know,if you dont go!


Top
#485102 - 11/08/07 09:51 AM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: Football Hunter]
Southpaw
12 Point


Registered: 09/03/00
Posts: 5875
Loc: Drummonds, Tn

Offline
Kill 'em all!!!
_________________________
My parents spanked me as a child... I now suffer from a psychological condition known as "respect for others"

Top
#485176 - 11/08/07 10:23 AM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: Football Hunter]
tndrbstr
16 Point


Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 12157
Loc: knox co tn

Offline
Ideally 100% should be bred and pregnant...imo
Why all are not could be several factors ranging from poor physical health, missed opportunity, or even being sterile for some reason or another. Imo, A straight "yes or no" fetus count doesn't normally gather enough info to determin insight on specific factors for individual animals. I think most feel that is a reflection on herd dynamics, such as the carring capactiy of a particular area in relation to the resident deer popoulation at that moment, posable insight into buck/doe ratios,.. or maybe its just the age and overall health of a particular animal,..

Top
#485332 - 11/08/07 11:38 AM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: tndrbstr]
grundsow
4 Point


Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 283
Loc: Berks County, PA

Offline
 Quote:
Imo, A straight "yes or no" fetus count doesn't normally gather enough info to determin insight on specific factors for individual animals.

Perhaps I should have cited the following:

Embryos per adult doe 1.72-1.80

Percent fawns bred 14-28%
Embryos per fawn doe 1.13-1.25

Top
#485598 - 11/08/07 02:57 PM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: grundsow]
megalomaniac
12 Point


Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 5027
Loc: Mississippi

Offline
87-92% pregnancy rate is excellent. Nothing needed to be improved on.
Top
#485776 - 11/08/07 04:54 PM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: megalomaniac]
BSK
Jerkasourous of the non-typical kind
Non-Typical


Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 64198
Loc: Nashville, TN

Offline
If you have 90-95% of 2 1/2 year-old does with fetus, that's great. Fetal counts of 1.72-1.80 are also excellent. 14-28% bred fawns is about average.

Reduced percentages of bred 2 1/2+ does generally reflects a problem--most often over-population or some sort of severe stress.
_________________________
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James

Top
#486226 - 11/08/07 11:06 PM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: BSK]
Locksley
16 Point


Registered: 10/23/01
Posts: 19679
Loc: Antioch TN

Offline
cool
_________________________
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;"The greatest pain a man can suffer is to have knowledge of much, and power over nothing" - Herodotus

Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Moderator:  Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Kimber45, Kirk, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104325
RUGER
85522
Deer Assassin
64198
BSK
59434
Crappie Luck
51368
spitndrum
Newest Members
bassassassin7, BBQ, Kornhunter, Afleming17, 260rem
13281 Registered Users
Who's Online
115 registered (H1234, jb3, randy, J.Maples, nwsg76, John3, 14 invisible) and 141 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13281 Members
42 Forums
85156 Topics
1029134 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.245 seconds in which 0 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.