Hey Mike, I have always heard that when a set of deer twins is born, the sex is always split—never are they both male or female. Is that true? Doug from Illinois

Doug, thanks for the question. Whitetail biologists say that as for the sex of all fawns born each year across the country, it averages out to be about 50-50 buck/doe. To the heart of your question: No, it is not unheard of for a doe to have 2 buck or 2 doe fawns. But at the end of the day, in a herd anywhere, it averages out to about 50-50 buck/doe fawns.

More about deer fawns: Top whitetail scientist Dr. Grant Woods says that in a normal herd, a doe giving birth to twins is the norm. In a prime habitat where the soil/feed/cover is outstanding and there is not an overabundance of deer, 20% to 30% of the does might drop triplets. But in a habitat with poor soils and feed, a stressed doe is lucky to have and raise one fawn.