Turkeys and deer prepare for winter’s worst November 14, 2013 Michigan

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Turkeys and deer prepare for winter’s worst November 14, 2013 Michigan, Farm and Dairy
... By late December deer become less active and eat less. Woody browse is their primary winter food. It keeps them alive, but from January until new plant growth emerges in the spring, deer survive by burning body fat. Their body weight may drop by as much as 25 percent during this time. If they did not eat well during the fall, they have a hard time surviving the winter....


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