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how old/big do whitetail does have to be to be able to have a fawn?

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from mattreney wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

a couple weeks ago i saw a doe with her fawn the doe was young herself looked like she wa born last spring i mean she was tiny only about twice the weight of the fawn as far as i could tell

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from hjohn429 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

To have a healthy fawn I think they should be 2 years old. But lots of times bucks will breed yearling in the late rut and they will usually give birth to real runts that will soon die or never give birth. That is one of the reasons I try to shoot a doe every year (especially the smaller ones.)

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Does can breed before they are a year old, i believe.

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from huntcamp wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

I believe they can breed before they are one. Definetely before 2 years old.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

With good health and good nutrition, whitetailed deer are prolific breeders. Examination of 600 does has shown about 60 percent breed as fawns, about six months old, and virtually all of the older deer produce young. At least a portion of the buck fawns are capable of reproduction. Breeding commences in mid October and peaks in mid-to-late November for adults, and about one month later for fawns. A buck may mate with several does,up to 20 have been recorded under “pen” conditions. Fawns are born after a gestation period of about 201 days, from early May through late September, with about 60 percent of the total born in June...........

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Most the the fawns on my place get bred every year. I believe that the late fawns get away at least part of the time but the early fawns will all be bred in November.

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from NYhunter wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

I read that doe's can breed when they are 6 months old.

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from GiantWhitetails wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

yes i agree, 1 year old or less

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

a fawn born this spring can be bread this fall although it is normally later in the season than the first rut , they are part of the reason for a later and smaller second rut .

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from mattreney wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

a couple weeks ago i saw a doe with her fawn the doe was young herself looked like she wa born last spring i mean she was tiny only about twice the weight of the fawn as far as i could tell

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from hjohn429 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

To have a healthy fawn I think they should be 2 years old. But lots of times bucks will breed yearling in the late rut and they will usually give birth to real runts that will soon die or never give birth. That is one of the reasons I try to shoot a doe every year (especially the smaller ones.)

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Does can breed before they are a year old, i believe.

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from huntcamp wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

I believe they can breed before they are one. Definetely before 2 years old.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

With good health and good nutrition, whitetailed deer are prolific breeders. Examination of 600 does has shown about 60 percent breed as fawns, about six months old, and virtually all of the older deer produce young. At least a portion of the buck fawns are capable of reproduction. Breeding commences in mid October and peaks in mid-to-late November for adults, and about one month later for fawns. A buck may mate with several does,up to 20 have been recorded under “pen” conditions. Fawns are born after a gestation period of about 201 days, from early May through late September, with about 60 percent of the total born in June...........

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Most the the fawns on my place get bred every year. I believe that the late fawns get away at least part of the time but the early fawns will all be bred in November.

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from NYhunter wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

I read that doe's can breed when they are 6 months old.

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from GiantWhitetails wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

yes i agree, 1 year old or less

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

a fawn born this spring can be bread this fall although it is normally later in the season than the first rut , they are part of the reason for a later and smaller second rut .

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