How can we help our captive fawn?

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Please do not approach or feed the juvenile deer. The mother is likely going to be foraging in the area and returning to nurse it. Fawns will likely start supplementing her milk with some grass and forbs later in their 2nd week. Ease of passage really depends on your fence design. If there are gaps under or between wires, the young deer can likely manage it. If you're concerned that the fence's design is truly trapping the animal, please call your district wildlife biologist to get their input on whether they need to attempt to move the fawn and then attempt a reunion with its mother.

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