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Old Jun 29th 2010, 11:15 AM   #1
  Apr 2009
  West Salem, Ohio
I am a member on an outdorsman website and someone posted a picture of a buck mounting a doe from a week ago. They swear up and down that she is in full estrus and bla bla but I need some information here A doe doesn't even come into heat until the dailight changes or something like that but another fact I thought is that bucks are not fertile unless they are in hard horn? I don't know if I am correct or not but was wanting others info to see about bucks being fertile along with a doe being in estrus in the middle of the year and not fawning until January. I think it is just to deer messing around in his pic or a dominance thing because honestly I can't even see antlers on what he claims to be a buck riding the doe. Any input would like to become more knowledgable about this. Thanks in advance
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Old Jun 29th 2010, 02:34 PM   #2
  Apr 2009
  Williamsport, PA
In the southern states does can breed year round though peak activity is Nov. thru Jan. It's not out of the question. Maybe some of the southern deer farmers have some expierence with this???
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Old Jun 29th 2010, 03:10 PM   #3
  Oct 2009
  Rush, NY
Well I'm not a southern deer farmer, but I can tell you from experience that bucks can breed when they have no antlers. Last year I had a buck breed a doe more than a month after he had lost his antlers. My October "surprize" is proof of that.

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Old Jun 29th 2010, 05:38 PM   #4
  Apr 2009
  West Salem, Ohio
Maybe a stupid question but why can't you drae semen all year long then? or can you?
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Old Jun 29th 2010, 05:44 PM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

Cervid: taxidermy
I heard a buck can get a doe pregnent at anytime of the year, northern or southern.just HIGHLY unlikely in the spring/ summer months. I heard of a guy around here claiming to see a very young spotted fawn in february, how the thing survived in winter is beyond me. I bet the few that are born in Jan/Feb/and March stand little chance unless born in a brief warm spell. My sister said she saw a spotted fawn feeding with its mother along the road back in March this year. You never know, nature dosent play by any set rules.
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Old Jun 30th 2010, 03:56 AM   #6
  May 2009
  Green Cove Springs, Florida
We had a fawn born on December 1st a few years ago.

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Old Jun 30th 2010, 04:37 AM   #7
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  Apr 2009
  West Salem, Ohio

Cervid: Whitetails
I have been told that it is documented that whitetail fawns have been born in all 12 months of the year
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Old Mar 16th 2021, 08:35 PM   #8
  Mar 2021
Yeah I think so
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