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Backyard deer feeding

January 9, 2009
By Bruce Landon

As the snow deepens in the Adirondacks, deer will soon be moving toward their winter "yarding areas." As you may already know, deer leave their summer feeding range as snow depth approaches 15 inches and begin moving toward their wintering areas. Too many deer, however, will not be moving toward their traditional "yarding" areas but rather to human-populated areas. Some deer have learned to raid backyard bird feeders. Some have learned to wait around, eating the homeowner's lawn trees and shrubs, until they get a free handout.



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