Some feedback on feeding deer January 15, 2012 Maine

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Some feedback on feeding deerJanuary 15, 2012 Maine, Lewiston Sun Journal

... Every once in awhile, public behavior influences state policy. Apparently, MDIF&W has decided that if people insist on feeding wintering deer then, as guardians of the resource, we (MDIF&W) better instruct on how best to do it ... the practice appears to be increasing in popularity, particularly since the Maine deer herd started its precipitous decline 4 years ago ... Consuming too much grain at one time can kill a deer in a matter of hours.... Sunflower hulls are lethal for deer ... [information soon to be online 

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