Young Wildlife Should Be Left Alone

Young ducklings like this should be left alone.
Young ducklings like this should be left alone.

Over the next few weeks, people may notice an abundance of young wildlife milling about. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that people finding young animals often assume the newborns have been abandoned, which is almost never the case.

Mischke said that in the rare instance when a fawn or other newborn is found and the mother is known to be dead, you should contact the nearest game warden or regional Game and Fish Office. Never attempt to capture and care for the animal yourself.

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