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Its darn near august, and I am still seeing lots of 20-30lb fawns covered in spots. I am not the only one seeing this. Im not a biologist (or a school teacher), but I dont ever remember seeing deer this young, this late in the year.

What's the deal??
 

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I'm just happy to see fawns. I think the coyotes have been putting the hurtin on them the last couple years. Felt bad earlier this month, ran over a fawn with the combine cutting wheat.
 

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I'm in Sandusky county and things are looking good here. The wife and I were out shooting ground hogs last night and looking for deer. Within a 4 mile radius of our house we saw 8 fawns, 12 does, and two bucks. One was a dandy. The cool thing was the two bucks were together with a doe and two fawns. We usually only see bucks together in this particular field this time of year so it was cool to see. A couple of the fawns had a lot of spots still. One pair we saw, my wife pointed out, one of the fawns had a few spots on its haunch and the other had spots everywhere still. It has been a fun summer watching the deer around here.

We (I mean our family and a few people I know around here) have really put a hurting on the coyotes the last few years and have been seeing more foxes than anything. I hope this is helping with our local herd.

Throwing my .02 in from up north...you guys take care
 

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A simple search came up with this...

In the Midwest, late-born fawns are more often the result of ideal conditions and breeding among doe fawns. In rich farmland, where deer live at fairly low density and enjoy excellent nutrition year round, a high percentage of 1-year-old does will produce their first offspring. Because these precocious females tend to breed about a month or so later than adult does, their fawns usually are born in July or August.
 

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I wasnt looking for a "simple search". But thanks again. Thank god you are around to help. Sorry to make you shake your head so much.....
You are welcome. Just a quick tip...don't dish it out if you can't take it. We can stop or continue (notice the other thread). I'm easy to get along with, don't mess with me I don't mess with you ;)You jabbed me with the teacher post. I haven't posted on this site in a while. I'll be glad to stop.
 

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While on my run today I saw a large doe with triplets, no spots. While running errands my daughter and I had a doe with twins cross in front of the truck and both had fading spots. I'm thinking something threw the first estrus off and a lot of the older does didn't get bred until the second.

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