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Old 12-15-2011, 09:44 AM   #121
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My only intention was to let folks know that fawns and does are off limits in this state. In the state of Washington, bison is a big seller and can be found in supermarkets right next to the meat of a steer. There are ranches that raise buffalo for slaughter. And I would assume that they slaughter the calves as well. Having too many male calves can raise havoc with herd management. Some of the ranches mate the female bison with a male steer and sell the meat as Beefalo. The meat has a milder taste than straight buffalo. No so gamey.
Maybe I misinterpreted your post then.
When you started talking about game management it threw me.
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I've never had fawn. In my area the only way to eat venison is to hunt or know someone who does, and fawns are off limits. Are some of you saying that fawn is offered for sale in some areas, or legal to hunt?
Farmed fawn. Here in Quebec, you aren't allowed to sell wild meat in restaurants. The bison, deer, and caribou burgers were from farmed meat as well. The restaurant has to be able to prove that the meat came from farmed animals.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:06 AM   #123
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Farmed fawn. Here in Quebec, you aren't allowed to sell wild meat in restaurants. The bison, deer, and caribou burgers were from farmed meat as well. The restaurant has to be able to prove that the meat came from farmed animals.

So fawn is sold separately from venison? I've never heard of that before.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:12 AM   #124
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Her in Mass. only bucks are legal hunting animals. Most does have a fawn or are pregnant. Therefore illegal. They are what keeps the herds of deer at a certain level. This goes for elk or any other member of the deer family.

In this state, Bambi is safe. I have no problem with hunting if it is to put food on the table. But to hunt just for the thrill of shooting a gun without using the meat is senseless to me. I too can admire a large rack on a buck and wonder how many years is he going to be able to outsmart the hunter.
I agree with you about hunting.

One year they were allowing the shooting of doe. It may have been an short "doe season". I don't remember the details. There were a lot of deer and they wanted to get some scientific data on pregnancy rates in does. Hunters had to bring all does for inspection and removal of the ovaries.

The data were surprising. Almost none of the does were pregnant. They did their experiment in one of the rare years that hunting season was before the hunter's moon. D'oh!
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #125
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Farmed fawn. Here in Quebec, you aren't allowed to sell wild meat in restaurants. The bison, deer, and caribou burgers were from farmed meat as well. The restaurant has to be able to prove that the meat came from farmed animals.
Are the fawn treated like veal calves? Special diet, limited movement... all that stuff?
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:51 AM   #126
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If you make cranberry sauce yourself from scratch, you can control just how sweet you want them. As a child, I used to eat them right from the bog. Shove a handful of berries in my mouth, and then take honey from the nearby bee hive. Happy memories.
Thanks Addie, I did make it from scratch once. It was delicous and the only way I'll eat it in the future. It sounds like you had a wonderful way of life as a youngster.
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Are the fawn treated like veal calves? Special diet, limited movement... all that stuff?
I don't know, but I doubt it. The fawn meat was not "wimpy" like veal.
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WOW! Those are among my favorite things to find on my plate. had some delicious deer in Paris a week ago...
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I don't know, but I doubt it. The fawn meat was not "wimpy" like veal.
Good veal is not "wimpy," it's white meat. and sustainably raised calves don't have restricted movement, they just don't live long enough to ingest anything but their mother's milk.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:57 AM   #130
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I've never had fawn. In my area the only way to eat venison is to hunt or know someone who does, and fawns are off limits. Are some of you saying that fawn is offered for sale in some areas, or legal to hunt?
I've presumed any mention of "fawn" was literary license, being facetious. Every legalized hunting program I've ever heard of places requirements on which game can be taken, intended to take only mature animals so as to not impact the population from replacing the animals that were taken. There are often limits on how many animals can be taken, and it would be crazy for a hunter to take a fawn instead of a huge buck, simply because there's more meat in a buck than in a fawn.

It's the same as talking about eating "Bambi." Nobody is going to eat the real Bambi. It was just a joke.


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One year they were allowing the shooting of doe. It may have been an short "doe season". I don't remember the details. There were a lot of deer and they wanted to get some scientific data on pregnancy rates in does. Hunters had to bring all does for inspection and removal of the ovaries.
Some years in some places the deer population increases beyond the numbers that are supportable by the land and deer become pests. It's quite possible that hunters may be encouraged to cull the herd.

I still have never heard of anybody eating fawn, although the area I live in has little or no hunting, nor am I a hunter, so perhaps I don't know the full story.
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