The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission has been receiving many calls from concerned citizens with reports of abandoned fawns. However in the majority of these situations the mother deer has just gone off to forage and knows exactly where the fawn is. Fawns when born can not keep up with the mother, so she will take off and get her sustenance, then come back and take care of the fawn. It is best to leave the fawns alone, not just in Florida but in all states. From The Gainesville Sun .