Rare but.... at this time of year around here, not so rare. There have been several reports of fawn sightings throughout the park and even the campground. The thing is, they're so adorable, people stoop down and pet them, and go get the kids to come see it, and keep coming back to see if it's still there, and report (or bring) it to the park office as abandoned or sick.
It was so sweet and tiny and still.... I wanted so desperately to pet it and feel what a live fawn feels like. We had some die last year because people did just that, or harassed it as described above, and the does were unable to retrieve them.
So I printed up a poster, with this same photo at the top and the following text (with spaces between the lines... can't get those to publish right):
This is the time of year that does are having fawns.
You might see one lying by itself in the woods.
DON'T TOUCH IT!!!
It is not abandoned.
It is not hurt.
It is hiding.
Its mother is hiding nearby and will come to get it, if you will go away and leave it alone.
If you stay there, or keep coming back, or play with it, the mother will not come for it and it will die.
The campground director asked if I could print out a bunch of them to post in the restrooms, bulletin boards, and trailheads. I hope it helps.