Key Deer Reproduction

Handsome Key Deer Buck

Handsome Key Deer Buck

The breeding season, or rut, takes place in the fall and early winter. Most mating occurs in October. Pregnancy is about seven months or 200 days, with most fawns born between April and June. Fawns are tiny – only 2-4 pounds at birth. Most does have only one fawn per year.

The males drop their antlers in February and March. Their new antlers start to grow immediately and have grown back by August.

Have you ever seen any Key Deer Antlers?

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