Early breeding makes life easier for some wildlife September 22, 2013 Wyoming

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Early breeding makes life easier for some wildlife September 22, 2013 Wyoming, Exponent-telegram
... Male white-tailed deer, for example, are already shadowing groups of does... when the rut begins, does are only fertile for 24 hours every 28 days. Bad weather or too much human activity can disrupt deer behavior ... Deer pregnancies average about 200 days so fall mating is essential to insure that fawns drop with sufficient time to mature by the following autumn...

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