Leave the Fawns Alone
Some advice from state wildlife officials — leave the fawns alone! If you’re out and about in the woods — and you come across what appear to be abandoned young deer all alone in the outdoors — they probably aren’t abandoned or alone. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents say the mother doe is probably nearby — foraging for food for them until they’re mature enough to forage for themselves. And, whatever you do, don’t bring one of them home with you — even if your intent is to call Wildlife and Fisheries to pick it up. It’s against the law to capture young deer or any other wild animal and, if you get caught transporting or possessing wild deer without a permit, you’ll be subject to citations and fines.