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calculated. Those estimates will be used
to help interpret any difference in fawn
survival between the two study areas.
"To estimate relative abundance
of other mid-sized predators, such
as coyotes, bobcats and fishers, a
combination of scent stations - areas
of sifted dirt treated with lure to detect
animal tracks - and trail cameras are
being used across the two study areas,"
said Matthew Lovallo, Game Mammals
Section Supervisor.
"Scent stations and trail cameras
provide an inventory of which predators
are present and the visitations for each
species can be used to estimate its relative
abundances and distributions within
the study areas," he said. "Like bearpopulation monitoring, these estimates of
the mid-sized predator community also
will be used to understand any difference
in fawn survival noted between the two
study areas."

Making It

A fawn needs to live about 10 weeks to
live on without its mother's sustenance,

according to Jeannine Fleegle, agency
deer biologist. But the fawn's better off
if it continues to accompany its mother
through August and September.
"After 10 weeks, fawns are perfectly
capable of obtaining food on their own
by grazing and browsing," Fleegle
explained. "But the longer the doe and
fawn are together, the more the fawn
learns.
"But by the time archery season rolls
around, fawns are self-sufficient and
they remain with their mother for purely
social reasons," she said.
The collars placed on the fawns -
unless they manage to free themselves,
as some have - will stay on them until
they are about a year old, Rosenberry
said. They are designed to expand as the
deer grows and eventually will begin to
tear.
However, in the last study, "We were
tracking some of those deer for almost 2
years," he added.
Time will tell. And there's a lot of
time to go until this three-year study
reaches its conclusion.

The eastern coyote has established an enduring presence in Penn's Woods and many hunters
wonder about its impact on whitetail fawns. In this photo, taken June 15 at 4:45 a.m. by a study
trail camera, a coyote cautiously investigates a scent station.
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