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Deer fawns around Petersburg, do not disturb


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation in Petersburg reminds the public that deer fawns should not be handled, picked up, or otherwise disturbed. The first fawns of the season are being reported and sightings will increase over the next few weeks. Several consecutive mild winters have resulted in high deer survival in and around Petersburg and Game Management Unit 3 in general. As a result, wildlife managers in the region expect a high number of fawns this season.

Although a fawn may appear to be abandoned or orphaned, the mother is likely close by and wil...

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