Underweight doe

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Disease' started by pgpn123, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. pgpn123

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    Called a DNR biologist, he wasn't interested in looking at a trail cam pic, said there's many reasons a deer can be underweight, and to just keep an eye out. Surprised me a little, but I guess they're pretty busy. Like he said, it could be a lot of things. Wonder if anyone had some thoughts on the weight? Jackson county. Underweight.JPG
     
  2. Liver and Onions

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    Do you have any photos of a skinny doe with 2 or 3 fawns ?

    L & O
     
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    That looks like an old doe we had around the house for several years. In later years my wife, who grew up raising livestock, was afraid she was going to lose her when she was lactating. She would just be skin and bones. My wife would work up to where she was feeding Big Momma two pounds of corn a day. Big Momma never got fat but she held her own with the extra feed. Big Momma seem to know that was her corn and she would fight any interlopers to the end to protect her rights. All animals get thin when they are milking hard.
     
  4. pgpn123

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    Not like this. There was a pic 1 min later w no animal. Other than that a few hrs before another pic.
     
  5. pgpn123

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    This what I was hoping to hear.
     
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    Meaning a good reason besides the worst. Hadn't even thought of lactating. Might never know for sure, but I'll definitely go with that.
     
  7. Justsayin

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    If she is lactating, her milk sack should be visible, depending on the angle of pic of course.
     
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    Doe looks fine to me! Who wants to be overweight when it’s 90 and humid.
     
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    She has cwd. .
    Kill every deer you can this season.

    Save Michigan's deer herd by destroying it.
     
  10. Rainman68

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    Damn baiting/feeding ban......
     
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  11. U.P.Grouse Chaser

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    I caught a thin doe on the trail cam last fall you could see ribs plainly.
    Located in the Cwd Core area in Dickinson County I contacted the Dnr,
    they asked me to forward them the pictures i had of her. They would review
    the pics and if she looked bad enough . They would email me authorization to kill her and take her to the field office ungutted.
    That kind of shocked me . The Dnr responded that yes she was thin but didn't look bad enough to warrant killing her.
    The next week when i pulled sd cards out of the cams i got more pics of her and i caught the right side of her, You could see scarring as if she had been hit by a car or something. I forwarded those pics as well.
     
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    Well I believe that's what the nrc was calling it today....lol.
     
  14. sniper

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    I find it head scratching that they remove aprs from one “core” area (the UP)and add it to another. (LP)


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  15. U.P.Grouse Chaser

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    No, the area I hunt, is now defined as a core area by the nrc.