These photos were taken at 100 yards, so they aren’t perfect:
The fawn’s spots are starting to fade:
These deer are among the most heavily gunned in Eastern North America, so they are quite wary and difficult to photograph.
I was positioned 100 yards away in tall grass, and they still knew of my presence.
They both bolted for the brush as soon as I tried to move in a little closer.
This is a fairly large doe, and my guess is she had twins this year. Last year was a great mast year, and the deer were able to carry their fawns to term. These mature does almost always have twins, and in some years, they have triplets.
My guess is the coyotes got the other fawn, and this young jasper got the best of his* mother’s milk.
He’s now quite big and ready for the coming fall.
*I am assuming it is a male fawn. I have no other information to go by. I was 100 yards away after all.