Where I hunt in Texas we tend to have lots of deer. We might hunt hundreds to many thousands of acres with very few houses. We also hunt 'game feeders' where we tend to see the same deer throughout the year. During season the bucks tend to become more nocturnal and wary. The does not near so. Our whitetail deer tend to run in small herds. Usually 3-5 bucks will run in bachelor groups until rut, then split up, with the larger bucks always by themselves and go back to small groups again after rutting is over. It is not uncommon for young non-breeding bachelors to hang together even during rut. Does, fawns and yearling bucks usually run in herds until rut, when the young bucks are run off by their mothers. It is not uncommon, where I hunt to see, to see groups of does numbering in the teens, but most are around 4-7 in number. One might see single does, or a doe and fawn or two, but the larger groups are more common.
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My question, finally, is do roes herd like this? It seems to me in the photos, films, and stories that I've red that roe are much more solitary. thanks in advance, capt david