An Ohio Deer Farm featuring Whitetail, Fallow and Axis Deer
Our primary goal is to raise trophy quality shooter bucks for Ohio game preserves. As the population increases, especially in Northeastern Ohio, we find it is becoming harder and harder to find areas to have a successful hunt or to take your children on the trip of a lifetime.
To this extent, we are striving to breed and feed our deer to maximize horn growth and body structure.
As we increase our herd, we would also like to explore providing venison and especially Axis to a select restaurant as a speciality to introduce the public to the superb quality and heart healthy venison as "the other red meat".
I just updated the Whitetail Antler slideshow of photos if you scroll down on the blog. The green tags are yearling bucks. The yellow tags are mostly 2 or 3 yr. old bucks. The split ear is a yearling. Looking good!
Two does decided to have their fawns on the same day! Adding more color to the pasture! We haven't determined whether they are bucks or does yet....maybe I'll get some new photos this evening of the fawns and and update on the whitetail antler growth.
Joe's busy getting the pastures rotated and reseeded....anxiously awaiting those spring whitetail fawns. We've upgraded our feeders to cut down on waste and have tweeked the feed mixture....looking for some great antlers this year! I'll work on getting some updated photos as soon as the new growth starts.
The Axis of course birth year round and that has been our ongoing challenge with the fawns and cold weather. With the expanded barn, we thought we had things pretty well in hand and didn't lose as many winter fawns as in the past...we did catch one doe fawn starting to show signs of stress with the cold and get her started on a bottle. She has been sold to Linda Vermules to add to her herd of bottle raised Axis...Thanks! We've had a few that the new barn setup have saved throughout the winter, but are still working on better "heated" creep areas for the fawns to not get trompled.
The fallow are enjoying the weather and it's fun to watch them romp.