Will fawns be as large as does by mid November?

By Grant Woods,

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We have had 3 does with twins this year. I have a video taken with my phone of 2 of the groups eating acorns in front of the cabin one weekend early in October it was easy to distinguish fawn from adult. This weekend 8 weeks in to the Iowa hunting season I noticed groups of does but all looked similar in size, It hit me later that these could be the same groups I have seen all year. I guess it would be normal for that to happen?


Fawns with access to quality groceries will often be close to the size of does.  Fawns living in areas without quality food will mature much slower.  It sounds like there’s high quality deer habitat near your cabin!

Enjoy creation,


November 23, 2015