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Look, Don't Touch Wildlife

Last updated on Monday, May 28, 2007

(UNDATED) - Indiana Conservation Officers wish to remind people who encounter offspring of wildlife this spring, to look but not touch.

Many well meaning individuals find fawns hiding in tall grass and pick the deer up in hopes of rendering help.

Conservation Officers stress that it is illegal to pick up or possess any wild animal during closed season. The only legal means of obtaining a wild animal is to purchase the animal from a licensed game breeder or take it during legal hunting season.

Newborn wild animals do not make good pets. As they grow into adulthood their wild instincts still remain, causing a possible safety issue.

If someone should locate a truly orphaned wild animal please contact an Indiana Conservation Officer before removing it from the wild.

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