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Lost, Abandoned, or Orphaned Deer Fawns
Mark D. Smith, Stephen S. Ditchkoff, Jim Armstrong
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Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 05/01/2011

A doe spends very little time with her fawn the first weeks after its birth to minimize the chance that predators will find it by tracking her scent. It’s illegal to be in possession of white-tailed deer fawns because its best chance of survival is in the wild, undisturbed by humans. This publication debunks several myths about “abandoned” fawns and offers suggestions about what to do if you find a fawn without its mother.