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Fawn crop success #7624621 10/05/19 05:40 PM
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So far every doe I've seen lately on our place has at least one fawn, this one has twins but its not in the picture. [Linked Image]

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I am not as good up in the northern part of the county but it is a better fawn crop than we have had in the past few years. I have a bad coyote problem also and I found a newborn calf that was only bones and skin left a couple of weeks ago. He where I live in Goliad County it appears like it is about a 30% fawn crop from early sightings in archery season. Still have several groups of 3-5 does without any fawns. I have seen 3 lone does with a single fawn in different locations. Just hoping some of the late born fawns are not coming into to corn with the does yet. I worked on my coyote numbers here this spring and summer. So I expected a bit better fawn crop this year compared to last 2 yrs.



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I am anxious to assess my fawn success. I usually have about a 30% success due to weather and yotes, I'm covered with them each morning and night I hear about 8 to 10 groupes howling around my place. Biologist have advised my area if lucky has about aa 50% rate. I've only seen twins once in 8 years. Will be heading up next week and will see how things went.

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I'm actually surprised because we have our share of yotes too, I keep traps out year round and try to shoot everyone I see but I still have never been there and not heard them at night.

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Noticed our fawn crop is better dramatically over last season. I was really worried last year as the fawns I saw all season were far and few between.
I think the big difference this year was all the rain we had at our place that caused a lot of undergrowth and weeds that helped keep those fawns out of sight.
Coyotes didn't go anywhere as they light up just before daylight.

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Got to pound the coyotes in May, June and July and have all your neighbors do the same to improve the fawn survival rate. Something we try to do but takes a lot of time.


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Pleased with what appears to be a very successful survival rate in Dickens county. As I noted earlier rarely have I seen twins and this year saw at least 2 sets and at least 3 momas with singles. I have about 6 to 10 resident does on my 160 acres so this will be a positive for future hunts.

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This is the best crop Foard/Cottle county has had in a decade. The fawns look younger this year than years past. I remember last years rut being weird and a few weeks late.


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72.5% on our place in Webb Co. We flew the ranch last Saturday. Only 7" of rain ytd, so I was very pleased with our fawn crop. We were at 93% last year.

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Originally Posted by fouzman
72.5% on our place in Webb Co. We flew the ranch last Saturday. Only 7" of rain ytd, so I was very pleased with our fawn crop. We were at 93% last year.



what did that .5 % fawn look like??? LOL


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I have 8 does, that I see on a regular basis, only 3 have single fawns and none have twins. We have way too many coyotes, and I still believe the hogs ambush some fawns on occasion.

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Originally Posted by dkershen
Got to pound the coyotes in May, June and July and have all your neighbors do the same to improve the fawn survival rate. Something we try to do but takes a lot of time.


This^

Not only good timing for the fawns, but also good timing as yotes are lease likely to re-disperse / take over new territory this time.

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Got to pound the coyotes in May, June and July and have all your neighbors do the same to improve the fawn survival rate. Something we try to do but takes a lot of time.


This^

Not only good timing for the fawns, but also good timing as yotes are lease likely to re-disperse / take over new territory this time.

I will look at this a bit different...I work on coyotes in Feb, March and April well before fawning season and the coyotes are raising pups. But they need to worked on to keep their numbers in balance the best we can. I worked on them this year and can see the difference in my fawn crop on my place this year.



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Originally Posted by stxranchman
I am not as good up in the northern part of the county but it is a better fawn crop than we have had in the past few years. I have a bad coyote problem also and I found a newborn calf that was only bones and skin left a couple of weeks ago. He where I live in Goliad County it appears like it is about a 30% fawn crop from early sightings in archery season. Still have several groups of 3-5 does without any fawns. I have seen 3 lone does with a single fawn in different locations. Just hoping some of the late born fawns are not coming into to corn with the does yet. I worked on my coyote numbers here this spring and summer. So I expected a bit better fawn crop this year compared to last 2 yrs.



You use snares mostly?


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I saw 8 yearlings together a couple of days ago. Then 2 later. Great year and the coyotes ought to enjoy it.


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I am not as good up in the northern part of the county but it is a better fawn crop than we have had in the past few years. I have a bad coyote problem also and I found a newborn calf that was only bones and skin left a couple of weeks ago. He where I live in Goliad County it appears like it is about a 30% fawn crop from early sightings in archery season. Still have several groups of 3-5 does without any fawns. I have seen 3 lone does with a single fawn in different locations. Just hoping some of the late born fawns are not coming into to corn with the does yet. I worked on my coyote numbers here this spring and summer. So I expected a bit better fawn crop this year compared to last 2 yrs.



You use snares mostly?

Both snares under the net wire fencing and coil spring traps for dirt sets on roads/trails...may start using Conibear traps this next year in Feb though..



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I don't think I had more than a 25 percent survival rate.

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