It may seem harmless (and even charitable) to put food out to feed deer. But the reality is, your supplemental food supply can do more harm than good. Even during the harsh winter months, deer survive using their body fat and by grazing on whatever natural vegetation they can find. Throughout the year, when they find the supply of food that you provide, it can disrupt their movement. And worse, the food can make them sick because it can play havoc with their digestive system. Rather than putting out food, leave areas of your yard wild to help our wild friends.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION