Deer Tracking 2021
I used to keep track of this on my Listography account, but I got bored of there and deleted my account. This is my deer tracking list. How I'm counting things: basically, every time I see a deer, or group of deer, I add that number in. Several of these deer are "counted" many times. This is just how many times I saw specific deer. Most of these so far are the lady and her friend+their babies.
January
Doe: 14 Doe fawn: 9 Buck: 6 Buck fawn: 0 Total: 29 Notes: I saw Big Buckley for the first time in a long time. The Lady gave birth to two fawns last year, but this month, I've only seen her with one, a doe fawn. Not sure if she lost the other one, or if the second one was a buck fawn who's wandered off. She's been spotted mostly with her usual friend and her two doe fawns. Haven't seen the cream colored doe in a while. The bucks have mostly been seen closer to the highway, while the does have been seen either by the church or in the park.
February
Doe: 11 Doe fawn: 13 Buck: 0 Buck fawn: 0 Total: 24 Notes: Mostly saw the lady's group this month, and sometimes I've seen her by herself. They've been preferring the more isolated section of the park his month over the church lately.
March
Doe: 10 Doe fawn: 5 Buck: 0 Buck fawn: 0 Total: 15 Notes: The lady+her friend+their doe fawns were who we saw in the beginnings of the month. Not sure about the does later on. No bucks seen at all this month. Sightings were pretty low compared to usual.
April
Doe: 11 Doe fawn: 0 Buck: 0 Buck fawn: 0 Total: 11 Notes: Mostly been seeing the adults, and in unusual and more out of the way spots. They're pretty scarce so far this month. However, the woodchucks are everywhere. I saw 6 in a single day. Saw the first bunny this year late at night at the park. I suspect to see them more in June or July. Surprised I didn't see a single buck though.
May
Doe: 3 Doe fawn: 1 Buck: 0 Buck fawn: 0 Total: 4 Notes: Didn't see many deer this month. Saw one doe fawn, one born last year, not this year. I suspect with how sparse they've been this month, they may be giving birth around now. Last year, they stayed pretty hidden in late April-through May as well. No bucks once again. While I didn't see many deer, the woodchucks have been everywhere lately, as well as the local opossums.
June
Doe: 0 Doe fawn: 1 Buck: 0 Buck fawn: 6 Total: 7 Notes: Saw the same yearling doe again. Later on in the month, I saw many yearling bucks. A group was practicing with their antlers in the park one night. Aside from the deer, the woodchucks have been very active again. No sign of any adult deer this month, buck or doe.
July
Doe: 16 Doe fawn: 7 Buck: 5 Buck fawn: 5 Total: 33 Notes: The babies are here! I've primarily been seeing one specific doe with her doe fawn and buck fawn near the baseball field, but I've seen a few other mothers and their babies around this month. And I saw Buckley for the first time in a long time. This has been the busiest month so far. The summer months were when I saw the most activity last year as well.
August
Doe: 18 Doe fawn: 5 Buck: 3 Buck fawn: 0 Total: 26 Notes: Ran into a group of rowdy deer who thought they could intimidate me out of the woods. Mostly the buck. After all that noise, they ran off when they heard me open my water bottle. The doe who had twins seems to have lost the buck fawn. Swinging by the lake, I have found even more deer in the area, mostly does. They don't appear to have had many fawns in that area in comparison to the number of adult does, but perhaps they've lost many of them. I was only able to see 2 doe fawns in that area, and no buck fawns.
September
Doe: Doe fawn: Buck: Buck fawn: Total: Notes:
Year Total
Doe: 83 Doe fawn: 41 Buck: 14 Buck fawn: 11 Total: 149 Notes:
The End
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