i may be getting a pet deer but i need help

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  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have recently been fencing in my backyard and i am about to get a few hair sheep. today one of my mothers friends called and told us he is trying to find a home for his little doe. She is a little over knee height. He found her in the middle of a field bedded down. he let her stay there waiting on the mom to come for her but 5 hours later she was still there and clearly hungry and bleating. So he got her and brought her home and raised her. He is getting rid of her because she is eating all the flowers in the flower beds. I have a field fenced in and he asked us if his family decided to get rid of her if we would take her. She is really calm and she comes when you call her name and eats out of your hands. i live in georgia and i know it is illegal to keep deer without a permit. I really want to help this guy and get the deer but i need to get that permit. I really dont know how hard it is to get this permit but i am willing to get it. If any of you have experience keeping deer as pets or you know how to get this permit, please post and help me.
     
  2. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, what snowhunter said....
     
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  4. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

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    Quote:agreed
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    My experience many years ago with trying to get the permit after I bought a pair of wood ducks was that the ducks were seized by fish and wildlife. The original owner did not have a permit and therefore I was not eligible for one. Hopefully Ga. is kinder than N.J.
     
  6. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

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    I WANT A DEER!! LOL
     
  7. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

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    what would you do with it when it gets older?
     
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  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Okay, I have to get involved in this because I did wildlife rescue for many years.

    Rule #1 with finding a fawn? Get as far away as you can, so the doe can come back to tend it. They will distance themselves in order to draw the predator, i.e. man, away from the fawn. You can't just go sit in the truck or field, you have to really go away. It can take 24 hours or more, though if the threat is gone the doe will likely come back at sundown.

    The friend probably was hanging around in the area and a doe will NEVER come back to her fawn if anyone is around. Unless he shot the doe and then found the fawn? Sad but true, that's how hunting goes sometimes. Nothing wrong with hunting, don't take me as a bleeding heart anti-hunter.

    Best thing for the fawn would be for it to go to an established and permitted Wildlife Rescue center. It took our organization a year's worth of classes just to apply for the permit. It took another 6 months to actually get it. That was many years ago, probably even tougher now.

    BUT.... go ahead and apply as a volunteer and eventually get certified. It's a very rewarding experience to rescue, rehab and release wild animals. [​IMG]
     
  9. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would raise the deer until it got old and die i guess. just trying to help an animal in need. Oh the and guy didnt stand next to the fawn and then get it. He found the fawn and left the site completely for 6 hours. Then he came back to make sure the fawn wasnt still there and yes the fawn was still there. It was also a very cold day from what i understand so he took off his jacket and wrapped it up. He also took a wet cloth and wiped its butt because he said that is what the mother deer do except they lick the butt. This was supposed to make it poop so it wouldnt die. Anyway i would really like to help this guy and his deer by giving the deer a good home. I have a good pasture fenced off securely ( the deer could probably jump over it but the owner says that the deer will likely stay inside the field and never wander because that is the way it has been raised. )

    I am just wondering how hard it is to get a permit and if it is possible... From the way this guy was talking it sounded as if he had a permit but i am not totally sure.
     
  10. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i went to the website but i cant find out how to get a permit on info on it. can someone help?
     

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