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When Do Deer Give Birth?

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

In the summertime, homeowners may start to see new additions in yards - brown-eyed spotted fawns. Doe give birth to fawns in late spring and will leave their young hidden away from views of homeowners and predatory animals while they search for food.

It is highly advised not to approach fawns. These deer are not injured nor orphaned. If unsure, call animal services or a wildlife rehabilitator in your area. Doe are usually nearby and may become aggressive towards people or pets if they feel their young are threatened.

Deer birthing season causes trouble for homeowners since they will begin to see an influx of deer on lawns and gardens in summer, leading the way for potential deer damage.

DNR Urge Homeowners "Leave Fawns Alone."

Homeowners across the nation are seeing new additions on their yard: brown-eyed spotted baby deer. While fawns may seem alone at times, or orphaned, DNR personnel are urging homeowners not to touch the whitetails.Fawns are not hurt. They were not abandoned by doe. Rather, female deer leave their young to scout for food and bring [...]

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Deer Birth Season

Spring and summer are when deer give birth; and that means that soon, there will be even more deer (and fawns) on properties causing agricultural damage.Deer breedingThe deer will mate from September to November, with the main breeding time occurring in October. The gestation period is seven and a half months long and fawning begins [...]

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