Michigan, USA white-tailed deer give birth in May and June. I post a message on my personal blog each year to remind hikers and campers to not worry about fawns they locate while they are exploring our beautiful state, but it applies to most regions in the US. The does, females, find places in tall grass or wooded areas where they leave the newborns by themselves while they go to nearby areas to graze and replenish their milk supply. They might not return to the fawn(s) for up to eight hours. This is done for their protection against predators.
When people find fawns alone, they think their mothers have abandoned them. They often “rescue” the fawns. This leads tofour months of special care with registered wildlife rehabbers. It’s against the law for unregistered people to raise them themselves.
Unless the fawn is sick, injured or the mother is dead, assume it’s fine. Get detailed information about when to intervene atwww.FawnCare.com. Please share this with Facebook friends and neighbors so more fawns can remain with their mothers where they belong.
Warning: Cow’s milk or baby formula can kill them.