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Old 10-08-2003, 01:29 AM
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Was in my stand yesterday morning and 5 deer come into range. 2 adult does, 2 fawn does and a fawn button buck. To make a long story short, the youngins were doing their own thing, milling around for acorns and some yummy leaves.

The biggest mature Doe grunted. As soon as she did this, ALL THREE deer stopped what they were doing and bolted toward her and were trying to suckle off her teats! They didn' t walk or trot, but they ran full speed to her.

They were early summer fawns and were pretty big. They were actually lifting the doe off the ground to get to the teats!

There was my experience. Now here' s my question.
Ok... Is it common to see triplets? We see alot of twins around here, but I don' t think I' ve ever seen triplets.

I understand that the other fawn could be the offspring of the other mature doe in the group, but it was just really odd to see all three go to the one Doe.
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Old 10-08-2003, 01:41 AM
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To my knowledge it is not common but can happen. Twins are very common where I live but I never have seen triplets.

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Old 10-08-2003, 02:20 AM
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In my area, triplets are as common as twins.
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Old 10-08-2003, 06:22 AM
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Around here I see more and more triplets every year. When the food and water sources and all over living conditions are optimal for the deer we see more and more triplets.
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Old 10-08-2003, 06:34 AM
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I can' t recall ever seeing triplets. I' d have been equally surprised.
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Old 10-08-2003, 07:50 AM
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here in Northern Mn, very common to see triplets. Tazimna
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Old 10-09-2003, 08:25 AM
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I' ve never seen triplets in VA, but I' ll see a few twins each season.
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Old 10-09-2003, 11:34 AM
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I saw the same thing over the weekend, mom with three little ones suckling....Never saw that one! It was still pretty cool!
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