Older does average almost two fawns - 67 percent have twins, 21 percent have single fawns and 12 percent have triplets. This means that about 140 fawns are born for every 100 does in the population. When one deer senses trouble, it quickly communicates alarm to other group members.
Red deer, native to Europe, northwest Africa and North America, usually produce one to three fawns per year. Roe deer of Europe have a similar reproductive pattern. Fallow deer, which can be found in Europe, Asia Minor and North America, usually produce only a single fawn per doe but can have twins.
In a world where contact with wildlife is more frequent, we may need to change some of our behavior to find ways to live with them. To coexist with deer, they must be understood. Spring and summer is the time of year deer give birth to their young. A deer may have between one and three babies, two being most common.
White-tailed deer are polygamous and a big buck will mate with many doe, but the doe will only court one buck, occasionally a doe will have more than one mate. Deer reproduce sexually and there is internal fertilization. A deer's gestation period is 200 to 205 days, most of the fawns being born in the latter part of May or the first part of June.
A baby deer is called a fawn. This is especially true for a baby deer not yet weaned from its mother. A whitetail deer fawn is born with white spots that it loses before it is...
Have you ever sighted a doe with triplet fawns? Triplets can be a sign of a very healthy deer population. The triplets in the photo above were photographed at QDMA’s National Office in 2006. Twins are the norm in most populations, but as many as 15 to 20 percent of does will bear triplets when … Read More
Scientific Facts About How Deer See and Hear We know deer have a great sense of smell. ... One story claims deer can see 100 times better than humans, while another states whitetails can easily see 300 times better. ... They found that, when it comes to hearing, deer and humans are more alike than people might realize.
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There is still a lot of mystery left in the world of deer and deer hunting. Plenty of questions go unanswered. Many problems remain unsolved. But the great thinkers and researchers of our time (and those who came before) have unearthed a lot of information about the white-tailed deer.
QDMA member Shawn Koontz of Pennsylvania captured some phenomenal trail-camera photos on July 13, and he asked me about them. The photos show an adult doe in the company of six fawns (one of them is difficult to see but is standing behind the doe). Did this doe give birth to six fawns? Given the … Read More