Applicable timber management practices can help deer survive the winterFebruary 19, 2014 New York

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Applicable timber management practices can help deer survive the winterFebruary 19, 2014 New York, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
... Deer prefer sheltered areas with or close to shrubs and sapling trees that provide high-quality browse. But, when big buds and nourishing twig ends are unavailable, they will resort to eating dry leaves, needles, and bark, often described as starvation foods because they provide very little nutrition.  A preferred overwintering site will consist of a mixture of mature conifers, some southern aspects and scattered deciduous openings... 


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