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    Counting Fawns at Foot

    After a walk in the forest this morning I went up the back to see how many fawns were running at foot (although many are still hidden and some are yet to be born). Took some pictures so thought I would share.

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    Re: Counting Fawns at Foot

    How many do u run on ur farm n how many ha is it rushy?

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    Just short of 12 hectares GJ so it is only a bigger lifestyle block. Numbers vary depending on the time of year but I have found that around 70 (40 adults and 30 young) works best for having enough grass not to have to do too much supplemental feeding out during winter. At the moment i suspect there would be close to 100 as I still have the yearlings which i will carry for a few months yet.
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    Nice. You must learn a lot about their movements and behaviors, being able to watch them from your door step.
    Do the stags make a mess of your paddock when they wallow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    Nice. You must learn a lot about their movements and behaviors, being able to watch them from your door step.
    Do the stags make a mess of your paddock when they wallow?
    No not really, just have a couple on the farm. It is really good here for practising your red roaring come March / April.
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    great stuff rushy at least it s place out doors not in a stuffy office you can get away from the in/outlaws if you so desire or go to the back and scream your lungs out when you get pissed off at something/someone
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    I did a talley of the accidental herd while I was making a couple of calves
    very consistant year to year ............one.
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    That makes me homesick for my childhood Rushy
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    That makes me homesick for my childhood Rushy
    I would do flik flaks across a clearing if I saw a herd like that in the wild. Your kids would love it up here VC. There is an older hind and a young spiker on the place that they could pet.
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    In your photo sneeze, it looks like the fawn has spots; is that an illusion, or do red fawns have spotted coats and then loose the spots when they grow up?

    Rushy - I bet it does! I just read in Lentle/Saxon Red Deer in NZ that deer on farms roar earlier than in the wild, so you can get some practice in before you hunt them in the bush. That book was great. Helpful too if you were training a pointer dog.
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    Re: Counting Fawns at Foot

    We had a small 48 acre deer farm when i was a kid. Not sure what that is in ha.

    Philip yep red fawns have spots they fade as they get older


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    Yes the fawns have spots they lose most of them , the deer to the left is last years fawn. Though even mature will often have have a couple or rows of spots down their backs
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    Ah I see, I never knew that before, cheers. I think I probably would have, when I saw my first red hind, thought "what the hell is a sika fawn doing with a red hind?!" hahaah
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    In your photo sneeze, it looks like the fawn has spots; is that an illusion, or do red fawns have spotted coats and then loose the spots when they grow up?

    Rushy - I bet it does! I just read in Lentle/Saxon Red Deer in NZ that deer on farms roar earlier than in the wild, so you can get some practice in before you hunt them in the bush. That book was great. Helpful too if you were training a pointer dog.
    It is certainly the case that the stags start roaring up here a lot earlier than in Te Uruwera.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

 

 

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