A Single Whitetail Doe

By | June 12, 2013
A Single Whitetail Doe Photo

A Whitetail Doe at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma

Whitetail Deer Facts and Camera Settings

During the spring, Whitetail Does will give birth. Studies have shown that a doe has some control over when she will give birth. This selectivity allows the doe to insure that she has selected an area that is safe and free of predators. Just before a fawn is to be born, the pregnant doe will isolate herself from the other does in order to seek a suitable area to give birth. A doe will usually birth between 1 and 4 fawns with approximately 15 to 20 minutes separating each newborn. The average death rate for a single doe’s fawns is between 10% – 15%. This is typically the result of predators and birth defects.

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