Reproductive Studies Of Some Alabama Deer Herds

White-tail deer (Odecoileus vi'1'Uinianus) were collected on twelve different areas of Alabama to obtain reproductive data. The earliest average conception date was December 4 for Black Warrior Management Area in north Alabama where there was some breeding as early as November 10. Latest average conception date was February 11 for Fred T. Stimpson Sanctuary in south Alabama where some breeding occurred as late as March 21. Conception dates are thought to be influenced by the genetic stock. Fetal sex ratios were nearly 60/50 on all areas. Production per adult doe varied from 2.0 fawns on Barbour Management Area to 1.1 in Baldwin County.

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