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Fear Factor: Deer Choose Safety over Food

Fear Factor: Deer Choose Safety over Food
A quality food source — especially a grain such as these oats — can be a deer magnet during the late season. However, deer also quickly learn to avoid even high-quality feeding areas if they associate them with danger. So, it is important to hunt carefully and limit pressure to times when conditions are in your favor.

Deer focus on food sources during the late season. Generally, the colder the temperatures and the more calories deer burn daily, the more likely they are to feed during daylight hours. When winter temperatures are colder than normal, deer tend to feed more during the daylight. And when temperatures are warmer than normal, deer tend to wait until the cooler temperatures after dark to feed.

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