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Deer Damage In Winter

Jenn Smith

Posted on January 06 2020

Fall may have been challenging for deer, but winter is much worse. In autumn, whitetails had a fighting chance to find food to eat from home gardens; but now, deer are desperate to eat. They may find a few crops to eat here and there, but they will not find the bounty they once had from previous seasons. 

In wintertime, white-tailed deer will eat tree bark; snow-covered leaves; nuts and anything they can find that remains from lawns and gardens. Deer damage will blossom in spring, which is why now is a good time for home gardeners to push away deer with deer management strategies - the best being deer fence installation. Without deer fence, whitetails will keep coming back to growing sites. 

Best height for deer fence: 7.5'-8' feet.