Whitetail Doe In Overgrown Field

March 07, 2018  •  1 Comment

I spotted this Whitetail Doe yesterday in an overgrown field while driving through the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I counted a total of five in this field. This field is located near the paved road that leads to the Sandtown parking area. This field always seems to have deer and it is a field that the refuge never mows and no crops are planted.

I saw several deer yesterday morning. Three were Bucks and only one of the Bucks had its antlers. (Whitetail Bucks shed their antlers during this time of year.) The deer I saw moved out of the open fields a short time after sunrise. Most of the fields at Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge have been plowed and I see a lot of green in these fields. Hopefully, the deer will start staying out longer during daylight hours since the Does will start having Fawns soon.

I did see one large Coyote about 9:00 a.m. on one of the roads. Most of the Ducks were gone. It was a very windy day with the winds gusting up to 50 mph. The high winds maybe another reason most of the deer were out of the fields early.

Something that did stand out yesterday was the large flocks of Vultures I was seeing in the fields. I couldn't see why they were on the ground. Sometimes the farmers use chicken litter to fertilize with and this will attract different types of wildlife. Hogs are also being shot and left but I didn't see any of them in the area of the Vultures.


Whitetail Doe - 6252-180306Whitetail Doe In an overgrown field - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.


Greg Topp(non-registered)
My deer are all round and fat! Excellent condition for this time of the year. Bad news is that no one has any of the rectangular alfalfa bales left. I started my deer on alfalfa and corn as soon as the natural food was snow covered land now I am using corn and baled grass containing clover and some alfalfa. I was told they would not eat it, but they do, just not as fast as they eat the alfalfa! No wolf kills so far this year and we were bracing for it due to the high numbers of yearling fawns. Bucks have all lost their antlers. Maybe winter is ending soon??
Greg T.
Hayward, Wisconsin
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