deer feeding in maine


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  • Location: Brownville, Maine, United States
  • Source: Brownville Food Pantry For Deer
  • Info: Live white tailed deer webcam in Maine, at the Food Pantry for Deer in Brownville. The Brownville Food Pantry for Deer helps to sustain the white-tailed deer population through rough winters, with supplementary feeding.
    To help feed the deer and make a donation visit the facebook page of Brownville Food Pantry For Deer – a non profit organisation

    To watch more live views of wild deer, visit: Live Deer and Elk Webcams

More info: White-tail deer are most active during the dawn and at dusk, when they feed. When temperatures drop to single digits Fahrenheit, whitetail deer will be active during the midday hours.

Feeding habits of whitetail deer change seasonally, during the spring and summer they will graze in meadows where food is abundant, and during the winter they will move into forests to eat bark and twigs and seek protection from the elements.

With their diverse diet, they have been known to eat over 600 different types of plants. They love to eat acorns, grasses, leaves, crops like soybeans and corn, berries, twigs, fungi, fruit, nuts, legumes, bark, and clover. Deer are also able to eat mushrooms which would be poisonous to man.

White-tail deer have specialized teeth to help them with their diet with sharp incisors for biting through tough vegetation, and big molars for grinding it up. Whitetail deer have a four chambered stomach, which allows them to digest extremely tough vegetation. They will eat quickly without chewing while feeding, and later they will regurgitate and chew their cud.

Whitetail deer like to bed down near sources of water such as streams, lakes, marshes, and swamps. Whitetail are extremely wary of the scent of humans. They have been known to detect the scent of humans on underbrush for days after leaving the woods, and will be extra cautious for weeks afterward.

Additional Information:
White-tailed Deer, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife -
White-tailed deer, Nature Works -
Nature Mapping, Animal Facts - White-tailed Deer -
White-Tailed Deer Working With Wildlife - content.ces
Deer, National Wildlife Control Training -