Well, we can only hope the fawn you saw while hunting last fall did make it. I'm going to show, with this pic, what Mother Nature can do for some of our wild life. This pic was taken in late March or early April, I'm not sure. At any rate, the harshness of winter was over and the deer were looseing their winter hair, as you can see. I used to see this deer often while shed hunting in this area. He was easy to spot, his coat was very dark, almost black. I often wondered if the dark coat was to absorb more of the suns rays to help him survive. It would be interesting to know exactly, when he was born, evidently late. And then, when would the doe have had to be bred?
If the fawn you saw in Oct. had spots, would it be reasonable to say it was born in Sept? If so, back track from Sept. to see when she could have been bred.