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MD: Weight (nationally and in TX)

125-400 lbs nationally, 125-300 in Texas

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MD: Record antler spread

47.5 inches

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MD: Antlers are referred to as...

bifurcated

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MD: Breeding season

mid-November - mid-February, peak late december

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MD: gestation period

210 days (7 months)

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MD: Most fawns are born in what month

June-July

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MD: Wean fawns at how many days

60-75 days if adequate forage quality

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MD: fawn crop average in the Trans Pecos? Panhandle?

45% Trans Pecos, 35% Panhandle

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MD: home range (average and in Panhandle)

2-4 square miles, up to 26 square miles in Panhandle

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MD: Antlers shed in what month

mid-January to mid-April

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MD: Antlers develop in how many days

150 days

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MD: What 3 factors determine the size?

age, genetics, amount of quiality forage

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MD: Diet percentage (browse, forbs, grasses)

70% browse, 25% forbs, 5% grasses

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MD: Water should be no greater than how many miles apart?

2.5-3

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MD: Limiting factor

Quality of habitat

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MD: Denisty (Trans-Pecos & Panhandle)

1 per 100 acres (T.P) 1 per 300 acres (Pan.)

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MD: Goood range should support how many deer per section??

10-15

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MD: Avoid what habitat management?

brush control

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MD: Harvest of bucks should be no more than?

10%

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MD: What kind of plots can be planted for winter

small grain or legume plots

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3 succulents included in the browse category?

Cactus, lechuguilla, and cholla