Company for dinner - 10 females!!
March 17, 2017 2:43pm CST
My husband puts out deer corn come 'heck or high water'. We have three who are here every evening looking for that corn, a mom and her twins. Feeding three isn't bad! Yesterday evening there were more than 3, there were 10 females, all shapes and sizes. But mom and her two didn't let any of them close to the corn! The mom got into it with several of the bigger ones, all standing on their hind legs. Unfortunately the photo of that didn't come out very well as they were moving too much. All 10 were out there for a good 30 minutes and as they were disbursing to the back of the property I let Ruby out and all we saw where 10 white tails making a dash to the woods! They keep us entertained that's for sure. Photo is mine
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• Goodfellow, Texas
Alfredo Rossi @amadeo - In your part of the country, you have to take care when feeding deer during the winter season. That is when deer feed is scarce in the wild, such that deer are often forced to feed on twigs and tree bark. The bacteria resident in their tummies (the rumen epecially) don't handle "rich" foods too well in that they multiply like crazy and can even sicken and kill the deer eating that"heavy" food. Wildlife specialists warn against winter feeding deer with things like corn and "greens." -Gus-
• United States
17 Mar 17
In the old days they would have not been so happy as my husband was a hunter most of his life. But I don't like deer meat so he gave up hunting. Now we shoot them with the camera instead. I think he enjoys them living more than he did the other way.
• Worcester, England
17 Mar 17
Nice title When my sister lived in a house on a country estate there were always wild deer around. Some were pretty tame and would take food out of your hand. Safe for them as there was no deer hunting in that area I do quite like venison and it is a lot more healthy than beef apparently.