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#6766537 - 05/17/17 08:40 AM BIG pregnant doe
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Loc: Central Texas
Most mornings we'll have deer come to the corn feeder that we have in the edge of the woods. Lately we have mostly pregnant does, and one of them is absolutely huge. I've never seen one that big. Pretty sure she had twins last year, since she's constantly followed by two small doe, but the wife and I don't remember ever seeing a doe this swollen. Any of ya'll ever see a doe with triplets?

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#6766550 - 05/17/17 08:53 AM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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According to here... https://www.qdma.com/common-triplet-fawns/ triplets could be a sign that you have a healthy deer population. Sounds like you may be doing things right.
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#6766959 - 05/17/17 04:28 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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#6767008 - 05/17/17 05:28 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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keep us posted
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#6767018 - 05/17/17 05:41 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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I have seen triplets twice, both on the same ranch, and I suspect by the same doe. Make sure when she drops them she gets access to all the protein she can handle and hopefully all 3 will survive.
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#6767322 - 05/17/17 09:20 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
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#6767784 - 05/18/17 12:06 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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We had a set of triplets out of a mule deer doe and another set of triplets out of a whitetail doe last year.
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#6768718 - 05/19/17 11:50 AM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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#6771696 - 05/22/17 05:09 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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Think about how good the mast crop was last year, all across the state. We ran three feeders last fall, and probably 80% of the corn just piled up under the feeder and rotted, because the deer didn't need it, there were so many acorns. I shot a spike in January, and his stomach contents were nuttier than squirrel sh!t. All those calories in the fall translate to more fawns in the spring.

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#6772561 - 05/23/17 12:16 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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We have a doe who has successfully raised triplets the past two years. Webb Co.

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#6774021 - 05/24/17 07:33 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
Most mornings we'll have deer come to the corn feeder that we have in the edge of the woods. Lately we have mostly pregnant does, and one of them is absolutely huge. I've never seen one that big. Pretty sure she had twins last year, since she's constantly followed by two small doe, but the wife and I don't remember ever seeing a doe this swollen. Any of ya'll ever see a doe with triplets?


This was from a few years ago. Just outside our kitchen window. Mom was so exhausted that she could hardly walk.





Edited by Michael W. (05/24/17 07:34 PM)
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#6774124 - 05/24/17 09:11 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: Michael W.]
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Michael W.
Originally Posted By: 603Country
Most mornings we'll have deer come to the corn feeder that we have in the edge of the woods. Lately we have mostly pregnant does, and one of them is absolutely huge. I've never seen one that big. Pretty sure she had twins last year, since she's constantly followed by two small doe, but the wife and I don't remember ever seeing a doe this swollen. Any of ya'll ever see a doe with triplets?


This was from a few years ago. Just outside our kitchen window. Mom was so exhausted that she could hardly walk.



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#6775138 - 05/25/17 09:14 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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That is awsome

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#6775141 - 05/25/17 09:20 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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Excellent pictures Michael W.
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#6788810 - 06/09/17 05:39 PM Re: BIG pregnant doe [Re: 603Country]
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Loc: Central Texas
Update: the big pregnant doe is still huge and apparently still pregnant. Still eating corn like there's no tomorrow. When she's under the feeder, no other deer is allowed close. She'll kick them. We have some fawns in the yard, so surely she'll drop a fawn or three soon.

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