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When does a fawn become a yearling?

Old 01-05-2002, 05:00 PM
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Default When does a fawn become a yearling?

People use the terms fawn and yearling. But what exactly is the differentiation? I've always thought that a fawn is a yearling once it is weaned at the end of its first summer(ie--about4 months of age). However, I recently read where a deer is a fawn for a whole year. Which is correct?
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Old 01-05-2002, 05:05 PM
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There was some talk about this earlier in the year. I think different people have different opinions on what is a yearling. Some say its over 1 year in age others say its that years fawn after its lost it spots. When I talk about a yearling its the same years fawn that lost its spots.
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Old 01-05-2002, 06:34 PM
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Not really the same for moose, but a yearling moose is basically a calf in its second spring/summer. After the mother wiens it, its name changes to legal.
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Old 01-05-2002, 06:42 PM
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IMO, the "change" occurs during the deer's 2nd summer.
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Old 01-05-2002, 07:36 PM
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For me a fawn has spots and a yearling has lost its spots by fall. Nobody shoots a fawn because there are no summer hunting seasons. By the time the fall season comes around they have lost their spots.

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Old 01-05-2002, 07:43 PM
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I shot a fawn this fall,would have liked it to be a yearling though . Better yet a 10 pointer.
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Old 01-05-2002, 07:48 PM
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Last years fawn is this years yearling is the way it is around here .
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Old 01-06-2002, 12:06 PM
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The season after it is born.

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Old 01-06-2002, 12:52 PM
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NO SPOTS ON MOOSE BUT THERE IS A REAL SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN SIZE PLUS A COLOR CHANGE FROM REDDISH BROWN TO THE ADULT COLORS. BUT IT IS A CALF FOR THE FIRST YEAR SECOND FALL IT IS 325 LBS OF BONED OUT MEAT.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle> WEBSTER'S SAYS &quot;AN AMIMAL 1 YEAR OLD OR IN IT'S 2ND YEAR OF LIFE&quot;
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