Every year, I totally enjoy seeing the new fawns. It’s a special time, seeing them. At first it’s by mistake, for example: I walk up on one during wild turkey season. And occasionally I surprise them driving around. But I never can get a picture of any with my real camera.
However, about now, in July, I begin seeing them traveling with their doe group and I sometimes luck out and get a few good fawn pics. This morning was “sometimes.”
From my vantage point overlooking the area we recently plowed for a food plot, I saw exactly what I just subscribed, a doe group. This one has a Longhead doe, a yearling doe and this year’s fawn.
The fawn walked around separately from the other does.
Here the fawn is chewing on its hide, probably dealing with a deer tick or deer fleas. Speaking of insects, I had my ThermaCELL unit with me this morning and was glad I did. Ten minutes after daylight the mosquitoes were all over. But the ThermaCELL kept them away from me. It is the best mosquito repellent I’ve ever used.
After the chewing was done the fawn meandered in my direction.
And then came straight at my hiding place.
And I took a close up picture from a few yards away.
The older does began moving away and the fawn trotted over and joined them as they all walked into the woods and dissapeared.
Yep, a very nice morning in the deer woods … with a camera.