Most experts agree that good fawning habitat and a short fall breeding period is the best protection against fawn predation. Dense fawning cover (weed fields, dense brush, native grasses) makes predation more difficult as dense cover interferes with scenting conditions and efficient hunting by predators. A short breeding season concentrates fawn drop, which tends to overwhelm predators with targets. They can only eat so many fawns in a week. This allows more fawns to make it through the first few vulnerable weeks of life.