Mid-May fawns point to late October rut June 23, 2014 New York

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Mid-May fawns point to late October rutJune 23, 2014 New York, Wellsville Daily Reporter 
... it appears to be a good thing that whitetails drop their fawns at close to the same time because predators are overwhelmed with all the fawns.  If fawns were born in a trickle, say at a steady pace through a six-week or two month period, predators would key on them and put a severe dent in the whitetail population.  Instead, whitetails overwhelm predators such as coyotes and black bears by dropping all their fawns at virtually the same time ...


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