Do you feed the deer for the pure pleasure

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  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    of watching them?
    We saw five young deer in one of our meadows this afternoon. We're talking about buying deer corn and a feeder, if we can find a spot to feed them that the dang cows can't get into.
     
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    we would, but this past year it became illegal due to chronic wasting disease [​IMG]
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I love to see the wild deer! Sadly, they cant get into my yard anymore because i had to put up a fence for my critters.. [​IMG]
     
  4. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    Lord, NO!!
    give them an unnatural supply of food which helps the weak ones through the winter which leads over population which leads to
    they get hit on the roads, illness, increased lymes disease and a bunch of other problems.

    They are beautiful majestic creatures, but I'm sure some people think the same thing about pigeons or rats.



    sorry, I love your posts and but I totally disagree with this one [​IMG]
     
  5. Luna_Chick66

    Luna_Chick66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed them.

    I've been feeding them since the harsh winters of '95.

    I quite enjoy it and it keeps them from eating my shrubbery, so money-wise it works out.
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    where I live we cull the herds to ensure good growth. with proper wildlife management techniques overpopulation shouldn't be an issue. But michigan is whitetail heaven where every hunter who truely wishes to take a deer for meat can [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:That's okay, I see your point. We just got to thinking of it when we ran into a acquaintance of DHs at walmart the other day and they were buying food to feed the deer that come up on their property.
    Guess we'll just keep enjoying them when we see them. [​IMG]
     
  8. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

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    I plant a food plot so I can get up close and "personal" with my Matthews, does that count? [​IMG]
     
  9. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I hate the deer around here... there are way too many and we never get to cull because we're too populated. They ate most of my garden this year. They walk down the street and help themselves to all the front yards.... argh... they drive me nuts.
     
  10. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

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    No.

    Cause then the buttheads come and eat all my herbs the day before I plan to use them all, and I don't want to encourage them to see humans as food sources. We don't want zombie deer coming after us during the apocalypse.
     
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