Should I harvest does with small fawns?

By Grant Woods,

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Hey grant,
I have a few does I have been eyeballing behind my place and most have fawns with them. Should I pay attention to which ones have little ones or will the dawns be able to fend for themselves without mama?


Most states don’t open the antlerless season until the majority of fawns can fend for themselves.  There are always a few late born fawns that are immature the early stages of deer season.  If the fawns have lost their spots and have grown a winter coat (longer gray hair) they should be fine!

Enjoy creation,


November 11, 2015