Late "bloomer"Contributors to this thread:
One Arrow 30-Jan-21
Was going through some pics and found this series, just deer doin what deer do
Can’t blame him.. He may have a long time to wait for the next opportunity.
Kyle, I just witnessed the same late rutting action as in your pictures. A good buck was tending a doe this morning out in the middle of a cut soybean field. That would put the fawn being born in the middle of August. Crazy.
Had bucks trailing does on the 16th.
From: One Arrow
Years ago I regularly saw a fawn with spots in mid November. Most nervous momma doe I’ve ever seen.
So much for all this "one-half" terminology?
So much for rut ALWAYS happening 2nd week of November.
Main push for mature does, yes, but have seen some activity Oct-Mar the last several years
From what I have read, this would indicate the buck to doe ratio is off. Basically she was missed. Maybe twice?
Happens all the time! Seen it 30 years ago when deer numbers aren't what they are today. Nature will always find a way no matter.
I've seen young bucks acting this way opening day in September well into spring. Even when I was a kid hunting rabbits, I blundered into some bucks fighting in the snow in late February.