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This is the time of year when local fields and forests are full of new life.

The Division of Natural Resources is advising everyone to leave all young wildlife alone.

It said its offices across the state receive lots of calls about young wildlife every year and wildlife biologists said picking up or getting too close to wildlife during the spring increases the chance of harm to the animal and or the persons involved.

"They disturb it and the cause the young animals to move around and it creates more opportunities for the predators to prey on those animals," said Bob Knight, of the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources.

The DNR recommends viewing wildlife from a safe distance with the aid of binoculars.

It said wild animals should be left alone and allowed to stay wild.