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  • DNREC advises Delaware to stay clear of fawns

  • The Delaware Department of Resources and Environmental control (DNREC) has advised Delawareans to avoid interacting with newborn white-tail fawns during the fawning season which is typically between late May and early June.
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  • The Delaware Department of Resources and Environmental control (DNREC) has advised Delawareans to avoid interacting with newborn white-tail fawns during the fawning season which is typically between late May and early June.
    Every year, individuals call DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife about abandoned fawns and often feel that it’s necessary to help the newborns. Often, the mother is not too far away and the fawn is in no danger, so interacting with fawns could prove hazardous, biologist Joe Rogerson said.
    Research has shown that many fawns cared for by people have a greatly decreased chance of survival once they are released back into the wild, compared to deer raised by their mothers.
    It is illegal for an individual in Delaware to posses a live white-tailed deer.
    For more information about fawns or Delaware’s white-tailed deer, call (302) 735-3600.
     
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