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I've given up on the "rut" Hunting blue springs WMA last year I saw does with spotted fawns in October and saw 2 sets of tiny spotted fawns in mid November. They're going to have to start selling special corn to help regulate the deer and get them all on the same schedule 馃槄
 

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Even if those fawns are 2 months old, that鈥檚 still February. I鈥檇 be willing to bet if she carried all 4 of those she delivered a tad early. Very well could have been impregnated in March. In my years of turkey hunting I鈥檝e seen a couple bucks chasing during turkey season.
Yup. 7 month gestation. Most fawns lay down out of sight for the first 2 weeks.

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Even if those fawns are 2 months old, that鈥檚 still February. I鈥檇 be willing to bet if she carried all 4 of those she delivered a tad early. Very well could have been impregnated in March. In my years of turkey hunting I鈥檝e seen a couple bucks chasing during turkey season.
Those little fellers are probably only 3-4 weeks old and you're right, I watched a big buck with a full rack chasing in Bama last spring gobbler season. I don't know why the rut is so stretched out now, it seems like it was a lot more intense years ago.
 

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I doubt they're all hers. There's been a few more does with fawns there. Could be though, she looks like hell. The rut had never been till after February around here as long as I've been alive. Sure you'll see a few chasing in January but it's just in pockets. I hardly ever see a swollen neck on a buck during season anymore.
 

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Those little fellers are probably only 3-4 weeks old and you're right, I watched a big buck with a full rack chasing in Bama last spring gobbler season. I don't know why the rut is so stretched out now, it seems like it was a lot more intense years ago.
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The rut had never been till after February around here as long as I've been alive. Sure you'll see a few chasing in January but it's just in pockets. I hardly ever see a swollen neck on a buck during season anymore.
When I hunted west of Selma from 81 'til the early 90s, it was like clockwork the last week of January and first week of February and the mature bucks looked like bulls. It was fast and furious and it seemed like all the fawns were born within a month of each other.
I've been hunting over near Clayton for the last several years and it's been on again, off again there with fawn births spread out all over. A few miles east in Georgia it's cranking in early October.
 

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When I hunted west of Selma from 81 'til the early 90s, it was like clockwork the last week of January and first week of February and the mature bucks looked like bulls. It was fast and furious and it seemed like all the fawns were born within a month of each other.
I've been hunting over near Clayton for the last several years and it's been on again, off again there with fawn births spread out all over. A few miles east in Georgia it's cranking in early October.
I not sure but what I think some of it may be the transporting/transplanting of deer through the years. Here in Tuscaloosa and around here there is no real defined rut Different deer will have swollen necks musty wet tarsal glands chasing does from November to into February. There were suppose to be transplanted deer around here from different places years ago and I'm told we have the original deer and 2 more sub spices from other places is why it's all out of whack and I know it has gotten worse with all the high fence people fencing in and importing/breeding deer and adjacent land owner's hooking chains and what knot to them snatching huge sections out or just knocking a hole in the right place then the Natural wash outs. The reason there Have been a few Red Stag killed in fosters AL on private land LOL. I know if you step down from here to West Greene or around North Sumter county The rut Is real defined they go total stupid around Dec 24 to Jan 6. What's Ya'll thoughts on it. I would like to here some facts and opinions.
 

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Whitetail gestation is about 200 days. 200 days from the time of birth to that trail camera will be March 10th with that said those fawns are probably a month old. Which would put the time of conception around the end of January to early February.
 

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Dallas County, AL usually follows last 2 weeks in Jan, first week in Feb.
 

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We've had multiple sets of twins on our place over the years. Had my first set of triplets last year. NEVER even heard anyone talking about quads. Might even consider ramping up the output of that particular feeder if it's her favorite. Especially since she can't go to Publix for more groceries.
 

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She looks really good, I can't imagine her birthing all of them. Lot's of twins is a sign of a healthy herd.
 
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