In researching deer habits I found out that we are just starting the season of mating for our White-tailed friends. Does are in heat, starting in November and Bucks are in rut.
The gestation period for White-tailed deer is 200-205 days. That seems like a long time...until I refreshed my memory about humans. Our gestation period is 266 days.
Lucky Does, shorter pregnancy's and only chased around for a month or two each year! :)