Doe with fawn--interesting?

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  1. kyduck1

    kyduck1 6 pointer

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    Had an interesting scenario during youth season. My son tagged his first doe ever and while gutting it I noticed its uterus seemed a bit large and hard. I cut it open and to my surprise a fawn was in there. Pretty developed too but not quite full fawn size IMO. Brown fur with white spots, but the hooves and nose seemed to peel away pretty easily. You guys ever seen anything like that or a likely explanation?
    I called and left a message for the biologist but got no response.
     
  2. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    It was probably just a late fawn. I have pictures of one in spots and nursing in December. Not common but it does happen.
     
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  3. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    I’m no good with math. Roughly when would that fawn have been conceived? Or when was the doe breed?
     
  4. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    I'm guessing around February.
     
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  5. Huntin' Fool

    Huntin' Fool 6 pointer

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    That is definitely a very interesting scenario. Thanks for sharing!!
     
  6. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    I've shot a few Squirrels in late September that were pregnant. Not a common thing but it happens.
     
  7. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Ugh. One of my worst nightmares. I’ve worried about it but hope it never happens.
     
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  8. Strutter

    Strutter Cyber-Hunter

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    That deer would have been bred sometime in mid July to have a fawn developed to that stage in October. Bout 3 months of growth. I killed one several years ago on January 12th that had 3 little ones developed to that stage and biologist told me that she was most likely bred the first week of October.
     
  9. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Summer rut. Nature sure is crazy.
     
  10. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    What’s even freakier about this thread is that my dad says he saw two fawns this morning, didn’t notice any spots, but swore they were the smallest he’s ever seen for this time of year. Said they could barely see over the foliage.
     
  11. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    It happens I guess. I had a video once from game cam. On Jan 1st a buck chasing a doe and he had dropped both antlers.
     
  12. flyingnectar

    flyingnectar 6 pointer

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    Weird for sure. It’s that GMO corn jk

    Hunted with my daughter last week. We had two does each had twin fawns. One of the does pair of fawns was nursing and looked to about 15 lbs. tough one because I was thinking about us shooting her. but no way would I want two little fawns standing near us as I gut there mother.
     
  13. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Well I’ve said I hunt a weird place. October used to seem hotter than November with chasing, etc...but the last 3 years (and looking like this year could be year 4) the activity has been hotter late year. I’d say most of the rubs and scrapes made were late December and January.
     
  14. invasion36

    invasion36 8 pointer

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    And with COVID who knows when it will be if the bucks loose their sense of taste and smell. Lol
     
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  15. bdbrown66

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    Gestation period for deer is 201 days, so 6 months and 3 weeks. You do the math from there.
     

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