For the next several months, you may see more deer in Connecticut. Why? Because it’s mating season.
According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the mating season of white-tailed deer, which are very common in Connecticut, began in late October and extends through early January.
The average male whitetailed deer weighs about 150 pounds, while females are around 110 pounds, according to the DEEP. They are typically 71 inches in length and 39 inches high at the shoulder. The male deer are generally larger than their female counterparts.
In Connecticut, the peak of white-tailed deer’s mating season is the last two weeks of November, according to the DEEP. Fawns are usually born in June and weigh between 4 and 8 pounds.
The number of fawns born ranges from one to four. According to the DEEP, twins are common in Connecticut and even triplets and quadruplets have been recorded.