Fawns at Christmas? That means the doe would be bred in May?Well here we go.
It depends on what you think the rut is. I have asked that before here, and gotten answers all over the board.
I define the rut as when the does stand for the bucks. In our lease, that's almost always right after Thanksgiving. This is based on verified visual evidence, year after year.
But I've also seen, first hand, recently born fawns wandering around the week of Christmas.
But a lot of folks say "the rut is on" first time they see a scrape.
I don't believe the moon or the weather has any trigger effect on the rut.
Same- I’ll take the first week of December in my area. Not to say some don’t get waxed in November..... but it’s usually not the result of someone patterning them. He just happened to walk by someones shooting lane.In my opinion, those are not the best times to kill a big buck, though.
Yes. A guy told me as he left, that there was a 1 week old fawn standing in the road. He couldn't see Mama. I told him he was nuts.