Hunters often wonder, if you shoot a doe with fawns, can the fawns still survive? QDMA breaks it down for us.
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In this video, they answer a frequently asked question I often wonder about myself because of the many different answers I’ve heard. Is it OK to shoot an adult doe when she has fawns with her? Will those fawns be able to survive without her?
Well now you’ll know.
We are often asked if it's okay to shoot a doe with fawns. Kip Adams, a wildlife biologist and QDMA's Director of Education and Outreach, answers that question in this week's #AskQDMA video.
Posted by The Quality Deer Management Association on Friday, September 29, 2017
Fortunately, the seasons are set in dates when the fawns are mature enough to survive without their mothers.
But as Kip mentions, one of the best ways to judge in the field is to look and see if the fawn still has spots.
Hopefully this can put those questions you had to bed begin putting meat on the table and in the freezer before the big boys start showing more daylight activity.