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How Much Do Deer Eat?

Jennifer Smith

Posted on November 21 2018

Deer love to eat; farmers and gardeners would even suggest that they live to eat! 

How much do deer eat?

The average deer eats 6-8 pounds of food each day from grassy and forest areas. 

They can be picky eaters; but prefer sweet smelling flowers and sweet tasting plants such as fruits, berries, nuts, corn and crops. Their 'browse line' is 5" inches from the ground; which is why flowers and crops are generally in trouble once deer get their eyes on them. 

Deer browsing in gardens is a year-round problem; but also has a year-round solution: deer fencing

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