What is the gestation period for whitetail deer?

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What is the gestation period for whitetail deer?

Postby Dave Eder on Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:29 pm

Below is an article posted on www.edersbow.com, please comment on or discuss this article below.

Video of whitetail deer birth embedded at bottom of article....Most whitetail deer (particularly males) mate in their second year, although some females occasionally mate as young as seven months. Bucks are polygamous although they may form an attachment and stay with a single doe for several days or even weeks until she reaches oestrus. Does are seasonally polyestrous and usually come into heat in November for a short twenty-four hour period. If a doe is not mated, a second estrus occurs approximately 28 days later. Mating occurs from October to December and gestation is approximately 6 and a half months (200 days). In her first year of breeding, a female generally has one fawn, but 2 per litter (occasionally 3 or 4) are born in subsequent years. Fawns are able to walk at birth and nibble on vegetation only a few days later.

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