Since I got back from my hols I have been out 4 times to try to connect with a fallow. I have seen in excess of 60 deer, all female. What has surprised me and also got me to thinking was that all of the kids seem to be does too (pointing to a lean time ahead too). Now whilst I accept that bucks are under greater stalking pressures so there might be less around to see I would have thought the does would have young on a 50/50 ratio.
A quick bit of research on the net shows that "normally" the ratio should be 50/50, however one article suggests good nutritio in the winter is key to there being more buck kids. This is the link below;
This makes some sort of sense to me as I see so few bucks and we have had 2 hard winters and I suspect the deer population is too high locally meaning they will be competing for feed in the winter anyway. What is anyone elses experience?