Today on my way home from camping, I was on highway 200 approx 8 miles east of Lincoln. Running along both sides of the highway (very close to the turn to go up Stemple Pass) is a very high game fence. I noticed on the highway side of the fence a very young calf sticking it's nose through the fence to it's mother. I turn around and go back and observe the situation. Both the calf and cow where crying or chirping at each other. Approx 300 yards to the east was a road with a large cattle guard. I see no way that the mother and calf where going to be able to rejoin each other. I ended up walking down to the calf as it was laying in the grass. The cow was pacing back and fourth approx 30 yds from the fence. I decided to pick up the calf and carry it to the the other side of the fence via the cattle guard. Both mom and calf are chirping pretty good. Once through the other side, I set the calf down and it it heads to the bushes. The cow then heads cautiously to the calf. My hope is that they became reunited. However, after giving it some thought, my fear is that by handling the calf the cow will shun it due to my scent on the calf. Does anyone have any thoughts on this situation and the possible outcome.