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Author Topic: fawn recruitment numbers looking good  (Read 547 times)

Offline bacwoodsboy

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fawn recruitment numbers looking good
« on: November 09, 2012, 09:56:01 AM »
I have been tracking the fawn recruitment numbers on my property and this year has shown great improvement. If my math is correct i have improved from a .02 to a .07 recruitment rate. I saw the biggest jump when i added new bedding areas and focused more on preditor control which is to be expected. I believe the numbers are close to correct looking at my hunting journal so far this year im showing that about 7 out of every 10 does had fawns this year
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Offline Possum

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Re: fawn recruitment numbers looking good
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 10:33:03 AM »
Backwoodsboy I have seen a big number of Twins this year what concerns me are they are appearing to be later then normal for my area in Central Alabama.
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Re: fawn recruitment numbers looking good
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 11:42:08 AM »
i had that problem and after talking with a friend of mine that is a wildlife biologist he told me that the problem was most likely having too many does on the property for the amount of bucks and that if the sex ratio gets to unbalanced that does will go through the first breeding cycle without being bred. So I started really working on getting the doe numbers down and that seems to have worked pretty well. Maybe that is the problem you are facing aswell, Another thing that will cause does to drop late is enviormental issues (drought,food,water etc.) if the doe is doing poor she will sometimes skip a breeding cycle.
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Offline heflinsi

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Re: fawn recruitment numbers looking good
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 05:54:46 PM »
Possum great Pic what kind of camera is that...and  what price range.....
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fawn recruitment numbers looking good
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 06:06:29 PM »
The camera is spypoint pro-x plus trail camera that I won at the Tenn Valley Deer Show in Huntsville Al a few months ago...

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Re: fawn recruitment numbers looking good
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 08:37:21 PM »
i have too many predators that are protected to have good recruitment. wolves and bear are very hard on them.

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Re: fawn recruitment numbers looking good
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 07:32:24 PM »
all you can do helps
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