Three times over the last couple of weeks I have observed a willful fawn that doesn't want to go back into our timber with its mother after grazing the soybeans in the morning.
The doe will sprint towards the timber stop and look back at the fawn to see if the fawn is following. When it doesn't come, she stomps her hoof waits, and then goes back around behind the fawn and tries to force it into the timber. The fawn must think it's a game as it jumps around and refuses to go into the timber. It stays out in the beans until one particular buck comes out of the timber and works this willful youth down into the timber. I have yet to capture footage of this event. After some discussion with a few friends the question came up "could this be a duck"? You know a doe with a rack. At first I didn't think so as I had understood they didn't have much more than spikes for antlers, and were extremely rare. However, after researching the internet (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/volunteer/ma ... ndoes.html
) I read some have quite large racks.
I'm still quite skeptical but was curious as to the collective's thoughts. Has anyone seen or better yet shot one?