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Author Topic: Coat changing on a doe....  (Read 1355 times)

Offline Duane72

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Coat changing on a doe....
« on: March 04, 2010, 07:58:34 AM »
Got these pics of a doe on the camera this year as her coat was changing from the summer red to winter gray. Don't know what they call it... I had to ask someone else to confirm that's all it was because I had never seen it up close. I was afraid she was mangy or something. lol
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 08:01:01 AM »
I don't think many of us get to see deer when they are making the change over, good pics!
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Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 08:04:54 AM »
It's called molting....
I would have loved to seen what the Temp was on the Trail Cam...
That looks like a awesome funnel for the Deer to travel.
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 08:18:14 AM »
I thought maybe it was called "molting". Thanks. I know that's what it is on birds but didn't know if the term still applied with deer. Beginning of Sept. last year was still fairly warm here. I'd say it wasn't getting much lower than the low 50's high 40's at night if I remember. 60's in the day with even a spike or two up near/into 70's. But definitely on it's way down by then.
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 08:25:54 AM »
They look just as bad in th spring when they change back to summer coat .  ##$%#115
« Last Edit: March 04, 2010, 08:28:23 AM by sundowner »
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 09:01:26 AM »
 @--0--0130
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010, 01:41:59 PM »
neat that was interesting to look at. @--0--0130 @--0--0133
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010, 01:57:39 PM »
It is great what trail cams have shown us about the hbits and life of the wildlife we hunt and watch.
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010, 03:16:19 PM »
It's called molting....
I would have loved to seen what the Temp was on the Trail Cam...
That looks like a awesome funnel for the Deer to travel.

OK, I will go put the burnt oil back in the barn.  I am sure glad there is an explaination for this.  It is hard enough to catch a turkey but to have to bath a deer in oil..... ##$%#1119  ....   ##$%#1114...on the serious side, thanks for the pics  @--0--0130 ##$%#115
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010, 04:32:03 PM »
You mean that's not a decoy in your profile pic???  @--0--0103
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2010, 04:35:21 PM »
They sure get a little homely this time of year! %^$^
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2010, 05:38:39 PM »
thanks duane thats the first time in a long long time that I have seen that   @--0--0130 and thanks again @--0--0118
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2010, 09:35:11 PM »
You mean that's not a decoy in your profile pic???  @--0--0103

Not a decoy, she is very real......wild turkey  @--0--0109....cold morning.....she decided that she need to get warm (my theory)...she ran at the company truck I driving and squatted down next to it...I opened the driver's window and took a few shots with the iphone...got out of the truck to make her get of the road (which held some heat)...she would not move...I petted her...she still would not move....then I felt the heat coming from under the truck...I literally had to "lift" her up to make her move on....she then doubled back and got under the truck at the tail pipe....I got her out....she then "raced" the truck fussing  the whole time....it was quite a sight....this all happen within 100 feet of my house.....I was worried for a while she would nest in the truck so I would check every morning just to make sure....now I have my company car (instead of their truck) so just maybe she will not do that again....of course she could just roost on the roof..... --099-780

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Offline Duane72

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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2010, 09:24:50 AM »
That's awesome CGD... we don't often get the chance to interact up close with wild game until their dead and we have to field dress them, or their varmints that slipped into the house when we left the door open. lol Very neat to make a memory like that! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Coat changing on a doe....
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2010, 07:23:35 PM »
Neat pic, thanks for sharing.

 

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