Killing a dry doe is almost unheard of down here, whether she's killed in September or at the end of December. I've seen new fawns in January and I've seen new fawns in July, August, and even November. I've come to the conclusion that here in SC, as long as the bucks have hard antlers, and a doe that hasn't been bred can be found, they'll breed no matter how early or late in the season. With our season opening in August, we have a moratorium on killing does until September 15th, when we can begin using our extra tags that are available to purchase. Then beginning in October, just about every Saturday till Jan. 1st is a doe (antler less) day. Once the fawns are able to graze the crop fields and food plots, they can easily survive without the doe.......plus other does in the herd will often "adopt" the motherless fawns. I try not to purposely kill a doe if I know she has a fawn with her; but sometimes the little bustards won't show themselves until after the doe has been shot; but normally the fawns, followed by the yearlings will pop out first and then the old doe will make her entrance into the food plot.
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