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Re: Fawns
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2019, 03:28:15 PM »
   I think that is a northern thing. I'll just feed my fawn a batch of leftover grits (If there are ever any left overs) which are just highly processed miracle food and that should give her all the energy she needs. :D

 I just went to town and a mile town the road I had to stop for an old doe with a set of twin fawns. Really neat and first twins I have seen this year.
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Re: Fawns
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2019, 04:34:52 AM »
I never see any fawns here in the yard. Mostly what come by are the does at night. Big open fields around here and small patches of woods. Never was many deer even 50 years ago in this area. They migrate out in winter and go a little south of here. You won't see any deer tracks here in the winter. In Grafton, south of here, we seen fawns. Woods down there are right up to the houses and no big fields on that side of the river. Where I'm at the only trees the old homesteaders planted was apples and maples. They never planted shade trees up around the houses until later generations. You see these big old square farm houses bare to the winds. :D
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Re: Fawns
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2019, 07:35:29 AM »
A yard fawn is better than a porch coon.

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Re: Fawns
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2019, 12:18:35 PM »
I haven't seen any fawns this spring .I don't have a porch coon but I have Rocky I've been feeding since he was an orphaned kit .He's a big old 20 plus pound boar now .By his size he has to be boss coon .I've got Chuck too .
Chuck is a big male groundhog that also showed up as a kit and build his abode under one of my sheds and now is the size of a beaver .He must have vacated because of all the rain because water was running under that shed this spring  .

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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2019, 07:35:36 AM »
   I called the horse and mule yesterday so I could feed and lock them in their stalls and leave the gates open to take some lumber in with my little JD750. They came busting through the weeds just above my gate and nearly stepped on a parked fawn which jumped up and ran 25 feet into a stand of buckeyes, stopped, stood a minute then ran off up the hill to a stand of overaged Norway spruce. The horse and mule paid no attention to him but sure spooked him.
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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2019, 01:52:49 PM »
Neighbor brought her twins by to visit.



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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2019, 05:46:27 PM »
   I picked up my Amish farrier to give my mule a pedicure this morning then took him to hand him off to his next customer about 5-6 miles away. On the way we spotted a doe and fawn in the road. The doe hopped the fence while the fawn ran the pavement for 50-60 yards then turned and ran into a field fence a couple times. I went ahead and passed him and in the rear view mirror I watched him turn around, cross the road and head back towards the creek. I assume the doe hopped the fence and came back to him. It is not hard to catch them like that - like chasing a chicken into a fence. I did not bother this one intentionally and he was unharmed even if somewhat frightened.
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Re: Fawns
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2019, 09:31:02 AM »
   My wife looked out the front door and told me we had a deer by the fence. i grabbed my camera and took these pix as an old doe and twin fawns walked past the truck and up the hill to the pasture.

    We had a big Allanthus, commonly known as a stink tree because of its foul odor, fell in the pasture just behind my back yard fence. The deer have been swarming around it and ate most of the leaves which really surprised me as I would not have thought they would eat it.


 


 
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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2019, 06:28:01 AM »
Looks like they are all legs!! Nice pictures.
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« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2019, 12:32:47 PM »
Very nice.
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« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2019, 02:21:41 PM »
At this young age they're still kind of cute.
In a little while they're gonna be delicious.  food3
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« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2019, 02:34:51 PM »
I made a mistake one year and killed a yearling just out of spots.  Tagged it and took it to the house.  Just like veal.  The mistake was it was standing in Johnson grass at the edge of the right of way, where it had been mowed, and just about 15 minutes of shooting left.  I glassed it out and saw the Johnson grass up to its belly, checked it out and thought, young doe, could not see spots.  Dropped it, walked up, saw some spots, strapped its feet together and threw it over my shoulder and walked out to the truck.  Maybe 30 pounds of meat boned out, but good.
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« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2019, 04:29:46 PM »
I've always though that "they all look the same in a vacuum bag"!
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« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2019, 05:53:35 PM »
   My single fawn came back yesterday and crawled through the gate about 30 yards from my porch then bedded down in the tall weeds 6' inside the pasture. This afternoon I was looking through my log pile for a maple log to saw to test my recent mill repairs and a fawn, I assume the same one, jumped up out of them from about 6' away.

   To top it off yesterday morning I heard a turkey hen clucking and putting and found her in a good sized ash tree I had cut down in the pasture a couple hundred yards from the house but had not cut up yet. My wife got a few pictures of her before she flew down. Then in the afternoon I looked up and found a big blue heron in the same tree at the same spot. I have no idea what the heron was doing there as the creek in the front yard was several hundred yards away. I even walked out on the porch last week and had a coon on the porch trying to steal Sampson's food. At least it is never boring around here and we never know what we will see next.
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