Fish and Game cautions not to pick up deer fawns

 


With spring upon us, and the weather slowly improving, more and more people will be heading outdoors to recreate. Undoubtedly, some people will come across baby animals that may appear to have been abandoned. Fish and Game would like to remind people that Alaska law prohibits the taking or holding of live animals (including birds) without a permit from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Late-May and early June is typically when deer give birth to fawns. Female deer do not always stay close to their fawns, particularly when humans approach. A fawn without its mother in its immediate...



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