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#1 glenway

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:13 AM

Lots of whitetails carrying twins and ready to drop.  Here they are fattening up on a legume plot.  Small buck on the left side.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:43 AM

They're enjoying that for sure, have you seen the fawns. 



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:38 AM

Very nice, what is the survival rate (first year)on fawns there Glen ?


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:24 AM

Nice Glen

I bet the survival rates are high Don... It appears everyone feeds them up there 😁.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:32 AM

No fawns spotted yet but there should be some around already.  Survival rate (aka fawn retention) is quite good, because there are no nutritional issues or winter stress, because our winters are not nearly as harsh as Swampbuck's in the U.P.  And, yes, we feed them and they feed us.

 

Predators are the main concern.  This one came through this morning and they'll be cleaning up more than afterbirth soon.

 

This mated pair of sandhill cranes most likely has a nest nearby.  I've watched the coyotes try to get their fledglings in the past via surveillance camera and all they got was the "point."  They're ferocious when threatened and can strike fast and at a distance that's easy to under-estimate - and, deadly to assume one's safe.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:39 AM

Glen, you only have about six months to get that trap dyed and waxed for that coyote...
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:55 PM

Why's that?  No closed season here.  Tried calling one last weekend but a bearded hen turkey interrupted the session, so we just watched it for an hour.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:55 PM

Good stuff there glen thanks for sharing

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:42 PM

Nice pic's, thought you spotted some as you mentioned twins.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:29 AM

Twins are born to most does in my area, sometimes triplets.  I mentioned that because of the size of some of the does I've been spotting.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:18 AM

I think the fawn numbers will be down this year cause of the winter, suppose to be a weather change so a few should be hitting the ground shortly.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:56 AM

Thanks for sharing Glen.  Like the sandhill cranes!


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:48 PM

Saw lots of solo does today when I was out and about so they must be dropping a few.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:36 AM

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:50 PM

Seen my first fawn today not to far from your place Glenway it was along the freeway in the weeds not a good place to be

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 07:55 PM

Saw the first of many yesterday here ..



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:41 AM

Same here.  Startled one lying in the grass a few feet from the trail 100 yards from the house.  It wasn't yet much good at a quick get-away and stumbled a few feet farther away.






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