Sunday, July 28, 2013

White Tail Fawns

While White Tail deer hunting was banned for 30 years, in 1865, the population has made a dramatic comeback.  It is not uncommon for healthy does to breed at 6 mos, and produce offspring.  Twins are common for older does and triplets are not that unusual.  Fawns do have a scent although much less than their adult counterparts.  While many times fawns appear to be abandoned or orphaned, more likely than not the mother knows exactly where they are.  Fawns are generally born in May or early June and will loose their spots and streaks by late fall resembling a mini-adult.

Photo:  Jonathan Ormiston, Noble Co., Indiana   July, 2013