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DNR officer asks people to leave fawns alone

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By The Staff

PERRY COUNTY - Indiana Conservation Officer Joe Lackey, on the way to a call about a supposedly abandoned fawn Thursday, asked that Perry Countians not touch or otherwise bother young deer or other wildlife babies they may come across this spring and summer. In the vast majority of cases, the mother deer hasn't abandoned its baby, but is nearby, Lackey said.

Handling the fawn makes it more likely the mother will leave the area or refuse to allow the fawn to nurse due to the scent of humans.


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