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Thread: Super early one?!

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    Super early one?!

    Took Bo for a wander in bush on back of the farm after work this evening and he was ground scenting well, leading me up a ridge with a well worn game trail. He stopped and began to air scent which he usually does when the action gets hot. We sat tight as I could see about 30 odd metres up the ridge the ground flattened off a bit and there was thick bush on the wee flat spot. I didn't have a rifle with me, just a bit of a practice run for the dog and we eventually crept up closer to the spot I thought a deer would be bedded up, move a meter or so, stop, watch, listen. Each time we stopped Bo would be air scenting flat out very interested so I was sure we were about to spook an animal at any second. Eventually we were right on top of the wee flat spot and I still hadn't made out an animal, Bo wouldn't move forward with me, choosing instead to keep staring intently with one front leg in a weak point (he does point but not strongly as it's not in his breed) and slowly wagging his tail, I could almost see he was frustrated with me but I couldn't for the life of me tell what had him so interested. I thought maybe he was onto a possum in the crown fern which pissed me off as I have done quite a bit of possum adversion training with him as he went through a period of tracking possum runs but have eliminated that now.
    I came out of "sneaky mode" and returned to a full standing position then noticed one of the ferns moving about a bit, bloody hell this stupid dog must have got me in on a possum or a hare or something I thought. I moved forward half expecting a hare or possum to explode from the ferns but there was no exploding... Only a tiny little fawn bedded down where mum had left him/her, it must have only been a few days old and was doing its best to lay as flat as it could. I looked back at Bo who was still frozen up but made eye contact with me like "well?"
    "Good boy" I told him then we turned and made our retreat, I didn't let him come up and sniff/see the fawn, I'm not sure if I should have.
    I've seen slightly late/early ones before but this one seems a bit out of whack. Wondering how common it is for a doe to give birth at a completely "wrong" time of year?
    Last edited by Ryan_Songhurst; 24-07-2021 at 09:38 PM.
    270 is a harmonic divisor number[1]
    270 is the fourth number that is divisible by its average integer divisor[2]
    270 is a practical number, by the second definition
    The sum of the coprime counts for the first 29 integers is 270
    270 is a sparsely totient number, the largest integer with 72 as its totient
    Given 6 elements, there are 270 square permutations[3]
    10! has 270 divisors
    270 is the smallest positive integer that has divisors ending by digits 1, 2, Ö, 9.

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    good dog Bo....good dog.
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    @Ryan_Songhurst I have seen a and it red fawn in March a few years back only few weeks old. I was trying for a stag just before the roar kicked in and seen this had me confused
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    I have red here that was born in March last year.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    have seen ducklings in May!!!!! I blame Greta T.

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    It does happen but very unusual
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    That hind would have had to mate in November wouldn't it. Very odd. New spring roar two roars a year would be a nice future.

    March isn't too unusual.
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    Was it a red or fallow?Iíve shot a fallow hind at the end of February once that had a very developed fetus and Iíve heard of farmed fallow fawning at random times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearhuntfish View Post
    Was it a red or fallow?I’ve shot a fallow hind at the end of February once that had a very developed fetus and I’ve heard of farmed fallow fawning at random times.
    Fallow
    270 is a harmonic divisor number[1]
    270 is the fourth number that is divisible by its average integer divisor[2]
    270 is a practical number, by the second definition
    The sum of the coprime counts for the first 29 integers is 270
    270 is a sparsely totient number, the largest integer with 72 as its totient
    Given 6 elements, there are 270 square permutations[3]
    10! has 270 divisors
    270 is the smallest positive integer that has divisors ending by digits 1, 2, Ö, 9.

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    today...two days after our duck shooting season ends....driving across paddock and hear loud single alarm quacks...sure enough mummy mallard with brood.

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    We have week old lambs and now the forecast for tomorrow is possible snow. The sheep came from neighbours who have split so not our doing to get them into lamb so early.

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    My conclusion: mum was a slapper...
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    Crikey, early alright!

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    I came across fresh fawn shit last weekend in the Kaimanawas

 

 

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