Deer Fawn Down


by William Crisp


This is an odd time of year because during no other season do sportsmen and their quarry meet out of order. You see, during May is when it is most likely that a fisherman will see a deer; up close.

Early May is when doe begin to give birth to fawns. Many fawns are born near streams as their mothers attempt to hide them in lush quality vegetation.

At my place, I can find a fawn hiding not in the middle of my field or a thick spot in the forest but also I’ll find one in the middle of my equipment storage yard. A heavy crop of crown vetch grows there around the equipment and every year, right in the middle of it, a fawn will be neatly tucked in carefully hidden in plain sight.

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