Indeed it has.<quoted text>I actually don't know - but hunting seasons are usually in the fall/winter. There are no actual fawns then.
And were it not for recreational hunting, there'd be a massive population boom, followed by a catastrophic crash.
It has happened.
The program in Oklahoma, way down south in a preserve called The Wichita Mountains Preserve, there are several large herds of American Bison(buffalo). The largest outside of the Yellowstone, as far as I know.
Since there are no longer any real predators that can go up against these animals? They soon over-populate the park.
And have to be culled. It's sad-- but it's part of life in a limited space, without natural limits (wolves, mountain lions, etc).
They do this in that park, by selling lottery tickets-- then have a drawing to see who gets a chance to shoot one.
It's not really a hunt, as the ones being culled are herded away from the rest of the animals, into a special area. It's really just a chance to "target practice" at a defenseless animal...meh.
But, it **does** generate a lot of money for the park's programs. I do not know if the shooter gets to keep the meat or not-- but they are typically old anyhow. Stew meat at best.
I don't know of a better method, though-- the animals **must** be killed, or the whole park will suffer for it.