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Old May 26th 2015, 03:23 PM   #1
  May 2015
  Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

We have decided to take in a baby deer this spring. *He/She is about 1 1/2 weeks old now and everything is going well. *A friend has also had a baby deer show up with no mother. *They want to know if we will take it. *Is it a good idea to take in a second baby? *We have the time for it.


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Old May 26th 2015, 03:48 PM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

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Are you a licensed rehab facility?. If not you are breaking the law!
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Old May 26th 2015, 04:48 PM   #3
  May 2015
  Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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Are you a licensed rehab facility?. If not you are breaking the law!

Well aren't you brilliant. *Thanks for the advice. *Now is there anyone else that's willing to answer with respect?
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Old May 26th 2015, 05:27 PM   #4
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
Already suspect being you have a "He/She" fawn for your first one. Probably not a good idea for you to have any fawns.
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Old May 26th 2015, 05:34 PM   #5
  Jan 2013
  NJ, deer are kept in PA
Heck, why stop with 2. Go steal more. Get 30. I wish fawns just "showed up" in my pens. No more Ai costs, no need for another breeder pen, I wouldn't even have to keep any does... turn the fan on cause its gonna start hitting it soon
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Old May 26th 2015, 06:25 PM   #6
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Cervid: raising deer
Never just 1. Deer are herd animals
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Old May 26th 2015, 06:32 PM   #7
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  Aug 2012
  Billings, MO
Chris, this is a really great spot to find information, but attacking someone giving you important information is not the way to start. If you are not licensed and the Conservation finds out, they will kill or confiscate the deer. The question about having a license is a legit question.
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Old May 26th 2015, 08:20 PM   #8
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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I guess some do not listen to the news and hear about how the DNR/DEC kills any deer taken in by people trying to 'Help' the deer. *Does not end well most times. The question asked in the op can only be answered by the poster themselves. How can anyone else answer that question?
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Old May 27th 2015, 04:00 AM   #9
  Feb 2015
  Maywood MO.
I understand that you want to help the fawns but I dont see how it could end well. You are either going to get caught and in trouble or you are going to raise them up they stay calm and walk up to a hunter during hunting season. That being said deer do better together one thing you have to watch is that they do not suck on each other. Good luck with whatever you do but I hope you do the right thing. You cant save them all
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Old May 27th 2015, 04:34 AM   #10
  May 2015
  Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

I'd like to thank the people that provided useful information in a considerate way. *
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Old Jun 15th 2015, 09:38 AM   #11
  Jun 2015
  MacDowall Sk, Canada

Not saying this is the case here, but I liken people taking a young fawn home with them because they assumed they needed rescuing to being somewhat the same as picking up a child who is found playing unattended at the playground.


Neither one is a good idea unless you have first examined the situation and then being 100% sure the animal or the child are in actually in distress and in need of assistance. Sometimes our heart will tell us they are but the question that needs to be asked is where is the evidence that this is true.*


Fawns are dam cute and so easy to pick up that it does make it hard to resist but with proper education*

regarding fawns and deer in general will help people make better choices when they do come across one in the wild or even in their backyard.*
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Old Jun 15th 2015, 10:26 AM   #12
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

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I'd like to thank the people that provided useful information in a considerate way.

Just because the info provided wasn't what YOU wanted to hear doesn't make it inconsiderate or irrelevant. You are on a deer FARMING website. Not an animal welfare site. If you want to break the law that is your choice, but then get your info from the PETA site since they are above the law all the time. Also keep in mind we get posers on here pretending to be this or that in an effort to trap legit farmers and cause trouble for our industry.
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Old Jun 16th 2015, 10:18 AM   #13
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
I see Chris is from Canada. Not sure how the law is up there but I sure seem to run into a lot of people up in Canada that have "pet deer " running around the lodge. Not making it right as it is really rare to find an abandoned fawn in the wild. Mom is almost always nearby but not visible.
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Old Jun 17th 2015, 12:12 PM   #14
  May 2015

Hope everybody is having a great and cool day (it's terrible hot/humid here in KY) so far. I want to pitch in my 5 cents here regarding animal welfare groups (Independence Ranch post above) since*I was stupid enough to run one for several years. All rescues we contacted or worked with had a tremendous amount of arrogance about them. Most often a person will NOT get any useful advice, they will not hesitate to call the law, TV stations or newspaper if there is a way to ruin the "competition" by lying etc.

I experienced all of it incl. corruption, manipulation (bribing) of local city/county officials. Too long of a story to tell all here.

When I did my "homework" researching deer and deerfarming last year and tried hard to locate a vet who would work with me, I contacted a wildlife rehab in a nearby county in hopes I could get with their vet. Oh, that must have been the dumbest idea I had!! I could practically see the arrogant smile on the lady's face as she told me (with the most disgusting tone of voice) that such thing is not possible, that it's "their" vet, and something to the effect to how horrible deer breeding is. That's another fact among rescues, they HATE each breeder, ignorant to the fact that genetic improvement by selected breeding requires responsible ownership and care. All these practices incl. euthanizing rather than adopting out (pets) are financed by donations and of course non-profit. Well I do pay tax on everything and attend to my critters 24/7 if necessary, maybe that difference causes their attitudes.??.

Guess I had to vent that. Maybe Chris who tried to rescue a fawn didn't get any advice IF he contacted a rescue/rehab. Here they just tell you they don/t take any animals in, they're full and then what?
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