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I have about 7 or 8 does with single fawns this year. Talked to two other people that have noticed the same thing. This is the first time I've seen more than 1or2 singles. I've heard that bucks seem to have spots in lines and all these are large for their age and seem to be bucks. Anyone else notice this?
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   elkhunter
This is the second year in a row I've noticed it on our place in Catahoula.
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Whats the problem? Maybe be concerned if your doe dont have any offspring at all. Are you assuming that every doe every year will/should have twins or even triplets and for every single one survive til October? Probly just lack of nutrition or predation, not a very difficult concept, or a problem for that matter.
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   elkhunter
Our does typically always have twins, unless it was a late season bred yearling. No lack of food, and predation may not be a problem where coyotes are concerned because of successful trapping. We dont have hogs. What I haven't considered is the increase number of bears that we've been seeing. That could be a possible predation problem. Nonetheless, I have a lot of large mature does on film this year with a single fawn only.
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   hunt r
Not a problem for us but most of our does normally have twins so for none to have twins was too much of a coincidence so I suspected it would be occurring in other areas as well. We don't have bears and very few predators so that's not a likely reason. Two year old cutover full of fresh browse and we supplemental feed pellets, planted 3 acres of peas and feed all the rice bran they will eat until the fawns lose their spots so lack of nutrition is unlikely the cause.
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   hunt r
What I 'surmised' about our single fawns seems to be correct. I took the daytime pic out of my back door while watching Willie on 'Outnumbered' today. From the size of these I believe a little supplemental feed is helping.
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