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Deer Birth Season

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

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 breeding

The 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 in late May and lasts through June. Usually only one fawn is born, but twins are common.

Because of deer breeding season, May is when homeowners first spot baby deer; and this is when homeowners need to be extra protective of their crops. Although baby fawns cannot jump as high as adult white-tailed deer, they can still reach heights of four feet high! For this reason, homeowners will want to install at least a 4' feet tall deer fence to block attempts from baby deer.