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  • I have a doe with two fawns, however she is missing her back foot right under the knee. I saw her in the spring, and it was bro

    I have a doe with two fawns, however she is missing her back foot right under the knee. I saw her in the spring, and it was broken, I was going to put her down but never got a shot. BTW this is my own land... I have seen her several times now with two little ones with spots, maybe under a year old. However she does not look very healthy, and still walks on the stump. Not pleasant to watch. The question is, do I take her now, so she does not starve? And let the two fawns try it on their own? There is a large "herd" in my area, maybe they would just tag along with them? I am looking for the right thing to do here. I want to end her suffering, but I do not want to starve the fawns if they are not ready.

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    Tough question.Alive she still may be able to manage and still be the eyes and ears of experience for her young charges.The fawns will still benefit from her presence and perhaps the longer she survives it will also mean the chances her offspring will as well.Who knows?---maybe one of the fawns will be the next record buck.If you cannot decide what to do let nature make the decision for you.

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