I saw 16 deer all together in the middle of Jan. They were all does,or buttons. Get a good pair of binoculars or a spotting scope, and check them out. If you can't get a good look at the top of their heads, look at their neck and body to see if any may be bucks. It,s very possible that all twelve deer could be does and fawns. Also, I know a guy who has raises whitetails, he said one of his bucks lost his rack just this week. Is there a difference between them and the ones in the wild? Probably,but not all deer in the wild shed at the same time either. Good luck.