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Hook and Hunting: Baby Animals

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If you're in the woods this spring, the DNR wants you to resist the urge to move a baby deer if you see it alone.

According to the DNR, when a fawn is first born it's natural instincts are to hide.

So they spend most of their time in tall grasses and in the woods without their mother.

Many times people will see a fawn alone and think it's abandoned but that's not the case.

The DNR says the only time someone should consider moving a fawn is if you know the mother is dead, and in that case contact the DNR.

But they would prefer you leave the fawn alone, because their best chance of surviving is if they stay in the wild.