Whitetail Fawn Facts

fawns 1 (2)We celebrate these beautiful little creatures!

A fawn weighs 4 to 8 pounds at birth; their weight doubles in 2 weeks.

A fawn has a unique smell that the mother doe recognizes.

A fawn spends its first month in hiding, separate from the doe, except to nurse 2 to 4 times a day.

A healthy fawn can outrun you when it’s only days old.

A fawn has about 300 white spots.

25% of twin fawns have different fathers.

Twin fawns are the norm. In a prime habitat where the soil/feed/cover is outstanding, 20% to 30% of does might drop triplets. In a habitat with poor soils and feed, a doe is lucky to have and raise one fawn.

An individual doe might have 2 buck fawns or 2 doe fawns, but by the end of fawning season things average out to about 50-50 doe and bucks fawns born to a herd.