It’s the peak of fawning season in Northern Michigan.
Steve Griffith, wildlife biologist with DNR, says right about now does are leaving their groups to find secluded places to give birth. “As soon as the fawn can manage to walk, she’ll move them to a new spot and hide them. And she’ll leave them for 8, 10, 12 hours at a time, feeding, but feeding close by, then she’ll come back and nurse. People think they’re abandoned. Very likely not the case. The mother is nearby.”