Unless you have them fence in alone by them self, there is no way to tell how many fawns a doe has except through a DNA test. Whitetail does are great mothers and will let fawns, other than their own, nurse.
Young, first time mothers, generally have 1 fawn and then afterwards normally have twins. Having 3, or even 4 does happen on occasion.
I know it depends on the location as well. In Alabama our deer heard is so large that quite a few does on our property from year to year have triplets, but most of them usually drop 1 or 2.
We even had a 3 legged doe for the longest time who had triplets every year until one of the IDIOT hunters that USED to be the club decided he wanted to shoot her. It was a shame. She was a great producer. She usually had 2 bucks out of the 3.
“You don’t need that” my loving wife stated flatly. Hovering near her, sporting goods catalog in hand, I tried to counter “But look Honey, it holds 2150 cubic inches of gear”, as I tried to give her my best loving look. “Nope, you do not need to carry more gear – you have several packs already… if one of them is not big enough, take two” she stated and then fell back to attacking her Sudoku puzzle. Sulking, I moved back to my side of the bed and continued thumbing through my...