Deer Fawn(s)

Deer FawnFawns that are found alone should not be captured unless obviously injured as it is normal for the mother to leave her young for extended periods of time while she browses for food. Newborn fawns have no scent, so that along with camouflage protects them from predators in the first critical days of life. They spend much of their first two weeks lying quietly, waiting for the doe to return to nurse.

Mum does leave her fawn alone for the majority of the day as this behavior ensures she does not drawn attention to the fawn. The doe is generally within hearing distance of the fawn.

We appreciate your care and concern; if you do find a deer fawn please call our wildlife hotline at (780) 914-4118 for advice before you intervene.

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