Utah officials: feeding deer may harm them

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

Winter can be a challenging time for local wildlife, and while deer are no exception, state wildlife officials are urging people to resist the temptation to feed them.In some cases, feeding deer can actually hurt the deer a lot more than it helps them. Biologists give several reasons why it’s a bad idea. First, deer have complex and delicate digestive systems. If you feed a deer food that its digestive system isn’t ready to accept, the deer can actually die even though its stomach is full.

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