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Nursing yearlings? #1987058
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I saw a pair of yearlings nursing on their momma this weekend. I've never seen that before, and they didn't have their spots. Isn't it a little bit late for them to still be breast feeding, or not?

Re: Nursing yearlings? [Re: Remington270] #1987083
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I saw two late fawns push momma backwards about ten feet yesterday, they want to feed, momma dosen't want them to.


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Re: Nursing yearlings? [Re: Remington270] #1987086
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I've had some on camera doing that before. No spots. Still wanted some of the good stuff.


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Re: Nursing yearlings? [Re: Remington270] #1987100
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I've seen em try it before and normally mama doesn't like it. I watched one try for a steady 5 minutes one day. It would ease up to the teet and the doe would pop it on the top of it's head with her hoof over and over.


It's a heck of a thing to stop a beating heart.
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Never seen yearlings try this time of year - mainly cause they would be 15-18 months old.

Fawns (babies) on the other hand, absolutely.

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I tried to last night, and was pushed away

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Originally Posted By: geeb1
I tried to last night, and was pushed away


You got to get a few drinks in them first. wink

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I've seen it a few times. One time they were so close to me, I could hear the fawn sucking.

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Not a fact but I heard they can nurse up close to a year. Guess it just depends on how long momma will let them


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Were you in Walker County?

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Originally Posted By: turkey247
Never seen yearlings try this time of year - mainly cause they would be 15-18 months old.

Fawns (babies) on the other hand, absolutely.


X2

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Originally Posted By: Hogwild
Originally Posted By: turkey247
Never seen yearlings try this time of year - mainly cause they would be 15-18 months old.

Fawns (babies) on the other hand, absolutely.


X2


My terminology might not be right, but I'm sure they were born in the summer. They looked to be about 50 -60 lbs.

Re: Nursing yearlings? [Re: timbercruiser] #1987577
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Originally Posted By: timbercruiser
Were you in Walker County?


No. Besides there aren't any deer there anyway grin

Re: Nursing yearlings? [Re: Remington270] #1987589
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Originally Posted By: Remington270
Originally Posted By: Hogwild
Originally Posted By: turkey247
Never seen yearlings try this time of year - mainly cause they would be 15-18 months old.

Fawns (babies) on the other hand, absolutely.


X2


My terminology might not be right, but I'm sure they were born in the summer. They looked to be about 50 -60 lbs.


Yeah those are fawns. I killed a doe last week that didn't have a spotted fawn, but still had milk bags. In order for that to happen, she must have been nursing recently.

Re: Nursing yearlings? [Re: Remington270] #1987612
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If you are talking fawns (about 6 months old ) , I've seen them try many times. Seen them do it a few times.

Yearlings ( about 1 1/2 YO) don't remember ever seeing it.



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