Deer Life Cycle

Learn all about the mating habits and reproductive cycle of deer. Discover the unique behavior of deer during the annual rut, and how deer care for and protect their fawns.

The Mating Habits & Reproductive Life Cycle of Deer

Like all species, deer have unique habits when it comes to mating, reproduction, and protecting their offspring.

The articles on this page will offer an introduction to how deer find and choose their mates, reproduce, carry their young to term, and deliver and care for their fawns.

Scroll down to learn about the life cycle of deer.

Deer Gestation Period

Deer Gestation Period

The deer gestation period depends on its species. Other factors, such as season, can also play a part in how long deer carry their young before delivery. If you’re a hunter, it’s important that you

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Deer Mating Habits

Deer Mating Habits

In any discussion of deer mating habits, it’s important to note that different deer mate in different ways. But in general, most species of deer are polygamous. This means that one successful male mates with

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How Do Deer Give Birth

How Do Deer Give Birth?

The life cycle of deer begins in the fall during the rutting season, with gestation occuring during the winter months and the arrival of fawns in the spring. Spring is the best time for deer

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Barasingha Rutting

The Ritualised Rutting of the Barasingha

Males of the Barasingha are well known for the elaborate ritualised contests that they have during the rutting season. These contests follow a standard set sequence from beginning to end. Male Barasinghadeer have large complex antlers, which

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When do Deer Give Birth

When Do Deer Give Birth?

There are over 90 different species in the deer family (Cervidae) located across all regions of the world. There will be some variation in the local deer population depending on your area. However, there are

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When is Deer Mating Season

When Is Deer Mating Season?

Deer reproduction is amongst the natural world’s most interesting cycles. For male deer especially, reproduction is the dominant force in a buck’s life. It occupies much of the year, but specifically when is deer mating

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