Kerr WMA: Deer Research Projects

Effects of Early Weaning on Fawn Survival: 1984-1986 (38 deer)

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The Effects of Early Weaning on Fawn Survival study was a two-year project with two different fawn crops in which fawns were weaned at 60, 90, and 120-day intervals. Growth rates and other physical measurements were made to measure the effects and were compared to fawns which remained with their mothers. There was no difference in growth patterns between fawns weaned at 60 days and those that were left with their mothers. This data is published in Federal Aid Performance Report W-109-R Job 42: White-tailed Deer Growth and Development.