I’m canceling my subscription to Field & Stream

Can you believe this? I go to Field and Stream for Fishing, Hunting, Survival, AND Guns! GUNS!

Now, the world’s leading Outdoor Website Field & Stream is wondering if these fawns are TOO CUTE for their website. See for yourself.

MAYBE if they had tiny fawn-sized rifles, it’d be OK.


The answer? If traffic is any judge, they should continue the trend. Many more photos to fawn over at their gallery here via “Fly Talk” blogger Tim Romano.



  1. fawn lust says:

    aww! they deserve to be on the cover of f&s!

  2. Blondie says:


  3. Leslie T. says:

    Meg……just how long have you maintained a subscrip to F & S???


    yours in devotion (but ever so slightly suspicious of the veracity of yer claim to have a longstanding subscrip to F & S) ……..I’m sure that my suspicious nature will be proven unfair & that you’re a Charter Subscriber.

    PS: extra love, for the photo of lil’ spotty guy/ gal peering out thru Mama-san’s legs …….

  4. Leslie T. — actually Meg has been terribly frustrated by California’s extra-restrictive firearm legislation. Me, I’m in the Upper Midwest, so naturally I have a whole case of these.

    (and if you believe that, I also have this other case full of bridges…)

  5. kibblenibble says:

    Teeny tiny twins!!! Awww!

  6. perhaps that first one earns the tag I shall leek you! because of the leeking!

  7. I love how adorably protective Mama is with her babies! The third photo is my fave!

  8. THEO! those Hello Kitty guns are friggin’ hilarious!

    Not only are these little guys adorably spotted and oh-so-leetle, I love the major ‘tude their eyebrows give them; like, “yeah–whu? Whu?” in a little tough-guy voice.

    Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Nt45fBw60&feature=related (wiggly whiskery bunny noses ftw!)

  9. Marianne says:

    maybe it’s because it gets harder to kill for leisure when one realizes how cute one’s prey is?

  10. the baby deers look very disapproving!

  11. Methinks there is some momma tongue action in the last pic. Going into an ear. It made go all squidgy inside, like someone had given me a wet willy.

  12. TheGreatKatzini says:

    Dobbular Knobbular! Squeeeee!

  13. chanpon says:

    Fawn is super cute, and has Jack Nicholson’s eyebrows.

  14. tracylee says:

    gasp! swoon!

    my greyhound looks very similar to momma, there.

  15. AWW. I think I just died a little inside.

  16. Anyone know the age of these pics?

  17. Yes, the tiny fawn does have a look of disapproval.

  18. totally knobular. love ’em.

  19. Leslie T. says:

    To General CO’s enjoying the dear little deers: Feel free to completely bypass/ ignore this entry & enjoy the fuzziness of COverload!!!

    To Hizzoner Theo — [NOTE: pleez read almost all of the following, in an affectionate & bemused tone…]
    I find myself deeply moved by your knowledgeable consultative services in re. my questions & found the attachments (eg: photo & assoc. link provided) to be……*Charming* ! Yeah, that’s the word, for which I was lookin’!!

    1: — “Uppity”? Wisconsin ?!?

    2:– I took particular interest, in the segment concerning the GSO (“gunshopowner”) who:

    a)Took valuable time FROM his important day’s activities, to release to the media, a statement that he was TOO BUSY TO DISCUSS with the media, his hometown’s moral indignation over his merchandising HK AK 47’s. Then, when:

    b) his pressing engagements had **finally subsided** sufficiently (“Whew!!”) to allow him to deeply consider the moral implications of kids + pink+ HK + AK47’s ……
    his philosophical conclusion was: “pink doesn’t make [them] any more deadly than black”.

    I’m SO relieved [snort.NOTcough] …that he took time out, to weigh the consequences to the general safety of the public in that manner.

    (– Walks away, chest held high, saluting, humming “Proud to Be An Amer’kun…–)

    And — in case anyone might misinterpret my distaste, fer lobbyists fer recreational gun laws: Please don’t even bother, to direct the “o you bleedin’ liberal hippy-freak” comments to me; thanks!!
    Me da’ was a Navy pilot. (yes, I certainly have mixed perspectives on whether all of the miltary’s actions were well-considered or necessary). He attended his officer training coursework w/ John Mc Cain . Dad did the whole jet thing for the Navy, from the Cuban Missiles incident, then in Korea & Vietnam. Somehow, G_d kept Dad from getting shot down in his missions. He then served at DC in the Pentagon for 8 years before retiring. 30 yr career, No, he wasn’t a saint but RIP, Dad. I love & miss ya
    (oh & no this isn’t a made up story due to the 4th/July holiday pending — timing here is a total coinkink.)

    um — so ….it appears that perhaps I *MIGHT* have a touch of an opinion on shooting of little Bambies, when us hoomans aren’t actually starving for meat (or that our military should have been more limited in its “Kill, kill, kill” bombing strategies, that my Dad’s career followed….)

    sorry about the whole soapbox thing & I truly do hope that I haven’t horrified legions of those who were here to see the dear little deers !!
    I *STILL* admit to a HK infirmity in my moral constitution. but prob wouldn’t choose either the AK47 or the delicate little pink handgun.

    — “That is all.” [ref. from FILM M*A*S*H, not the TV show]: Carry on, troops!!

  20. Leslie T. says:

    geez, no matter how long I spend proofreading, I still miss something:

    “CoinkinkiDink” Sorry again. I’m done, I PROMISE !!

  21. PLEASE NOTE: In the first pic, the mom deer is Licking a Hiney™.

  22. Berbeh dehrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrssssssssssssss!!!!

  23. Um, wow, Leslie, that was a looong comment… I have no actual opinion about the UppityWisconson blog, personally; I used the URL it because it was the funniest result from a quick Google image search on “Hello Kitty AK-47”.

  24. Sender-inners go into the draw to win a lifetime membership to the NRA.

  25. thicktortiethintabby says:

    I think we need a COXCU of the mama-deer hiney-lickingks!

  26. hon glad says:

    Pictures to fawn over.

  27. Subhangi says:

    D’AWWWWWWW!!! Twin Bambies!

  28. Juniper Jupiter says:

    NEVER has venison looked so adorable! 😀

  29. Those bebeh deers are crabbeh!

  30. “Hello kitty hunting gear” in the hovertext – now that i would pay to see!

  31. 260Oakley says:

    Guns ‘n Doeses

  32. Carlisa says:

    OMG! Adorable! ….and other peeps spell it h.i.n.e.y. too??? YAY! (cuz that’s how it’s actually spelt, ya no?! 😉

  33. Trabb's Boy says:

    Love the double-nommage in the last pic.

    These look like they were taken in someone’s yard. I luuuuv watching the many deer in my parents’ yard, but they call them giant rats and my dad even bought a BB gun to try and scare them away from his beloved garden. My sister used to yell at him over his bad attitude. She recently bought a house and started gardening, and it’s been a laugh to watch to her go all full metal jacket when she sees her deer-resistant shrubs with every last leaf nibbled off.

    Me, I’m a city gal. Our giant rats are giant rats. Deer are still adorable.

  34. AW, I loves me some little fawns! BTW, what will actually be fired from those Hello Kitty rifles—rainbow sparkles, maybe?

  35. I’m so confoozed.

  36. JigSawMan says:

    In the last picture, I think mama is singing Dear Deer into the fawns ear…

  37. I’ll bet there is lots of Ehn!-ing as the deerlets try to gain control over their wobbly legs.

  38. So obv – a blatant ploy by F&S to boost their traffic numbers by luring unsuspecting animal lovers to their site.

    Maybe the post will prove so popular, they’ll change missions from hunting and fishing to ooohhhing and ahhhhing.


  40. kodalai says:

    @Trabb’s boy: I understand the frustration of your sister and dad. When I was a kid, we had a dogwood tree in our yard. We also had deer. Do you know, it wasn’t until I went to college that I realized dogwood trees were SUPPOSED to have flowers in the spring?

  41. BTW – interesting range of comments on the blog post from the F&S regulars. I was surprised by the overall tone actually.

    [Field & Stream regulars? You mean, like, on their own blog? 😕 – Ed.]

  42. Mary Jane says:

    Those are so precious. I can’t wait for them to grow up so I can SHOOT THEM. Eh.

  43. Valerie says:

    AWW! the cute meter just broke.

  44. Kristabelle says:

    TWINS! They are certainly cranky looking, though!

    All you need to get is some Predator Pee and spray it – OFTEN – and the deerses will stay away. Bobcat should work… Yeah, really Predator Pee. Google it!

  45. OMG Y’all – you MUST check out the RESCUTE mission of the bear with his poor wittle hayed stuck in a milk jug!!


  46. Hunting – just precious…if you are a loser.

  47. I’m confused by this post. Does meg hunt animals?

  48. Caiwin — yes, definitely, all the time. Up and down the streets of San Francisco. From a cable car. You should see the collection of Pomeranian taxidermy on the walls of her $800-per-square-foot trophy room.

  49. superboymom says:

    We just saw a mama deer and twin fawns on vacation visiting Muir Woods in NorCal . . . I wonder if deer typically have twins?? So totally sweet. The mama just let us stand there and take pix of her and her babies for the longest time!

  50. ED – yes I meant over at the Fly Talk blog.

  51. Leslie (not the author!!) says:

    Theo — sorry — yeah, I spent the evening kicking myself. […why? 😕 – Ed.]
    I’ll slink away now, & hide in the corner for a few days. The article was pretty diverting, tho !!



  52. AuntieMame says:

    Let’s not turn this into a hunter bashing exercise, people. Not everyone who hunts does it just for the joy of killing things. (I don’t hunt at all, but neither do I feel the need to pass judgment on those who do.)

  53. skippymom says:

    Yeah, yeah, hunting debate or whatever, but really: Itty-Bitty Speckled Fawns!!! and Deer Tocks!!! Hooray!

  54. Imagine, Meg, in a safari hat, khakis, binocs, hip flask, on the plains of Tockswana, in the jeep, hunting for internet access … batting tsi tsi flies …

  55. I see Meg as more of a fly-feeshing expert…with exceptionally cute rubberized bait w/ googly eyes and puddle-jumpers with pockets filled of sqwerls and sugar gliders.

  56. The minute the Congo’d call my name. I’d say, kudu? Kudu you think yer foolin’?

  57. Carlisa says:

    Omgosh…just great….now i picture Meg drinking a Mai-Tai with Cheetah….

  58. Carlisa says:

    ….and i’m jealous of pic#3 ….>:(

  59. A cheetah chaser? 😉

  60. Carlisa says:

    OH…K, Cheeta? You know that munchkey on Tarzan!
    (sometimes u gif me head-krampz!) *hehe*

  61. … What’re we talkin’ about?

  62. Can’t wait to shoot one of them when they get older!


  63. temperance says:

    you know, i’ve never really understood why some of the people who eat meat are extremely hostile towards people who hunt for their food. it just doesn’t make any sense to me whatsoever (the whole ‘pot meet kettle’ comes to mind).

    Also: OMG!!!!1! BABY DEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WANT!!!!!11! NEED!!!!!1!! etc.

  64. kibbles says:

    Oh my GOD what the hell JigSawMan? That video was cute and then the ending. Aaahhhh whyyy?!?!!?!

  65. Carlisa says:

    Who?… About whut? ….Where?…. Huh????

  66. Von Zeppelin says:

    Awwwwwww. . . . BLAM!!