Roe Lithuania is the largest ungulates species. Adult females weigh on average 26 kg male - 29 (occurring in up to 40) kg. Weight of eviscerated animals around a quarter less, and pure carcass is only about half of the live weight.
Although deer antlers relatively small but well adults is a beautiful and valuable trophies. Normal adult beast horns are tees.

October-November-December roebucks horns throws. The earliest horns with a long history, and the latest - young roebucks. Soon it starts to grow a new 'velvet' skin covered horns, very sensitive to injury. Halfway through the spring, horns ossifies. During May and June roebucks starts to slender tree trunks and branches delete horns, from which removes dried up and cracked skin. Whitish horn gets brown color and the branch tip and polished gems and ivory. could find that different locations roebucks horns far different. (Unbalanced Growth conditions and heredity.)
Deer in heat of July and August, and the young are born the following year in May or June. Female offspring to marry chooses a high grass forested areas, meadows, forest borders. The most common birth of two, rarely - one even more rarely - three chicks. Female a week or so longer leave them alone, hidden in the grass, and only comes to feed. (This age young people often supports abandoned and transports to grow in cages.) Subsequently, juveniles begin to follow the mother. The breast-feeding them for about 2 months. They grow very quickly. Newborns weighing about 2 kg in 2 months. to 8-9 kg in the late autumn of -17 - 18 kg. Next year's summer juveniles reach sexual maturity, but males will usually only after 1-2 years. involved in heat.
Roe deer age of short duration. In captivity they live 15 years. or a little longer, but in the wild - only 11-12 m. Since the animals age distribution is highly dependent herd productivity. The more middle-aged deer, the higher their offspring. Males and females are born in about equal numbers. However, male mortality more so with age raises the number of female preponderance. The female preponderance is preferred in this case, when you want to quickly increase the number of animals. To maintain the quality of the herd, the most suitable approximately equal number of male and female animals.
Roe is a very sedentary, attached to the residence, which, even in starving leaves. Each spring, a mature male is engaged in a certain area in which to live and autumn defends it from other roebucks. Continuously without the help of his territory, the male in many places it has, blurring alone growing tree bark and nukapstydamas land. Individual areas typically include not only the forest but also Pamiškė part where the beast comes out to pasture. Depending on the habitat quality, animal density and individual character of that territory size varies considerably (from several to several tens of hectares). Sometimes males who each year takes up the same area, although its limits as far as changes. In case of excessive density of animals, young roebucks (1-2 m.) Not find any blank areas and inability,, conquer employed, are forced to retreat to the further, less comfortable. If none of these sites anymore, animals often die because of some sort of body wasting (stress condition). females, with the exception of juveniles delivery time, have a permanent residence area and observe where comfort for feeding and sheltering. roe deer is very harmful to the excessive density of animals: even with adequate feed, undermining the quality of game development horn, increasing infectivity, mortality, reduced offspring.
In autumn and winter, especially deer live in small groups, which usually consists of a female with the past and the summer before that juvenile females also in vain. Young males after 2-3 takes separately and older - alone. Felling, the Feeding, young shoots in the fields during the cold time of the year the individual roe deer groups are more often merge, creating pockets of dozens of animals.
Roe deer food - very different. During the summer - various herbal vegetation, trees and shrubs leaves in the winter - woody plant forks and slips, subshrubs.
Roe is not merely beasts of the forest, and avoid larger, more uniform forest massifs. Body composition and way of life, it is best adapted to live in skirts tankmėse, bushes - in areas where communicates bare areas. Therefore, small forest deer density is several times higher than in large arrays. Thus, fragmentation of forests groves, abundant regeneration felling, bush areas in recent decades has created very favorable conditions for roe deer, which uses the human neighborhood.
Quickly deer multiplied, especially in the sixties. Hunting could not in time to stop the growing number of animals, and 1968. He reached the peak - 70.8 thousand. Therefore, in some places, due to an excessive density of animals, severe winter conditions, deer republic decreased significantly.
Most deer in Lithuania is in the Central Plains, and in mixed deciduous forests, abundant šakelinių feed less - Southeast pine and spruce Samogitia deficient natural diet.
If the game density is not too large, the number of deer republic annual growth rate justifies an average of 20 percent. (From 10-15 to 25-30 per cent., Looking at what areas). So every year to hunt around a fifth of the herd.

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