Find the Fawns
Young females appear long-legged with thin, slight, square-shaped bodies. A fawn's nose is short, and its ears appear almost too big. Compared with male fawns, females have narrowly tapered faces and lack pedicles in front of their ears. You can identify them at a food source--they're smaller than other females. Also, as the secondary rut approaches, they'll begin to pull away from the group. You'll often find them feeding alone, 50 to 150 yards away from the others. They'll also bed and travel slightly away from the main group. Speed-scout for their small tracks just off to one side of where the other does are living. They will be (a) downwind, since bucks will be approaching from that direction to scent-check the does, and/or (b) toward the nearest thick security cover where big bucks hole up.