A baby deer is officially called a fawn. A female deer can have between one and three fawns per breeding season, depending on the availability of food and her age.
Fawns normally stay with the mother for close to a year. The female normally runs the fawns off before she starts another breeding season. There are exceptions to this as some female fawns can stay with the mother up to 2 years. The males generally leave earliest to establish their own territories and to prepare for the breeding seasons. The spots seen on fawns exist to help camouflage them when the mother hides them while she hunts for food. The fawns do not move the entire time she is gone.Learn More
Deer eat twigs, branches, leaves, fruits, grass, nuts, alfalfa and fungi, depending on the availability and the season. During the spring, deer prefer sweet clover, wild beans and poison ivy, while in the winter they subsist on coralberry, wheat and rye.Full Answer >
The male white-tailed deer, which is the species most prevalent in the U.S., weighs from 150 to 300 pounds. The female of the species is slightly smaller, with an average weight of 90 to 200 pounds.Full Answer >
The biggest deer to ever be killed is a whitetail buck that measured approximately 307 inches on the Boone and Crocket system, and was dubbed "Iowa's walking world record" in the February 2002 issue of North American Whitetail magazine. This buck was killed by a 15-year-old named Tony Lovstuen on the afternoon of September 29, 2003, during the special youth season. A muzzleloader was used, and the fatal 70-yard shot hit the midsection of the whitetail buck.Full Answer >
A "10-point buck" describes the size of a deer's antlers, not its height and weight. Antler size is determined by a deer's age, nutrition and genetics. However, some yearlings with ample food supplies are able to grow impressive eight-point racks.Full Answer >