Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pledge Drive

So, listening to NPR, they had a pledge drive last week.  One host talking about the sublime season we were in talked about a doe nuzzling her fawn framed by fall foliage.  She didn't know the terms 'doe' and 'fawn' but that's ok.

That didn't sound right to me.  Are does and fawns still paired up this late in the season?  Maybe one of the more experienced outdoorsfolk can answer this. 


Oh, I am sure you are ALL asking.  "How much did you give to NPR during this pledge drive, T-Bolt?"

I already 'give' plenty.  The bill is due April 15th every damn year.   And they do take a bite.   But some of that money goes to other things.  Like selling AKs to drug cartels and ensuring our institution in charge of curbing communicable disease are extra incompetent.


abnormalist said...

Fawns are more like teenagers at this time of the year, and are just getting run off for the rut.

So a doe may still be with a fawn (who wont have spots, and will look like any other deer, if a bit smaller), but not for long. The male fawns are now "button bucks" who get chased away, and the females are likely to go into estrus in late November, or December, and continue the cycle.

Gregory Milewski said...

Most fawns have been run off by their mothers this time of year as the mothers get ready to come into estrus again. You see a lot of fawns wondering around like lost puppies this time of year. Later, once the breeding season is over, the female fawns might join back up with their mothers but the buck fawns are on their own.

NotClauswitz said...

Furry wood-rats out here wind-up piled-up in a heap in the ditch by the roadside, done in by cars and trucks.

abnormalist said...

Thats a shame. For rats they're pretty tastey. Honestly not as tastey as the bushy tailed variety of tree rat, but they give you a lot more meat for the body count