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Old Jun 16th 2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
Drove by a pen and scared a doe from her birthing site last night. Watched her and saw she came back to her birthing site so thought all was well. This afternoon a fawn was crying so I checked it out. My rule is a crying fawn is a dying fawn. Took both Ice/Butkus buck fawns to the house. We tubed them and sucked any fluid in the tube. When we pulled it out and we looked for milk but there was only water. Tried a bottle with colostrum and sure enough the fawns sucked it down. I think we might have saved some real nice fawns with this move. Other than more bottle babies all is well.
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Old Jun 16th 2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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  Aug 2009
  Winnsboro, LA
Good going Jack! The more time you spend with your deer is what makes us better farmers. The more we save the less we lose!
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Old Jun 16th 2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

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Good job Jack!
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Old Jun 17th 2010, 07:50 AM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  Rivesville, WV

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Good going Jack !!



Knowing your deer makes a big difference in everything. Many of those little things can only be learned through experience. If you don't want to bottle feed those boys, I can take them off your hands.



Have you had any Morton fawns yet this year?
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Old Jun 17th 2010, 09:45 AM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
No Jack I haven't had any Morton fawns yet. My deer just started to fawn as I was late with my AI program. I have both whitetail and mule deer bred to Morton. The whitetail are for my daughter as she likes them very much and has a house on the game farm. The mule deer crosses are for me as I want to make a white mule deer/whitetail hybrid and then breed the white hybrid back to a good mule deer.



The two whites I got last year are looking very good and my daughter loves them. I guess I like them also. Something different.



I'll keep you informed on the white deer Jack.



Been raining for two days, I sure feel sorry for the new Born's but they seem to be able to take it well.
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Old Jun 17th 2010, 04:44 PM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
  Eureka, MO
Good job Jack
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