This allowed deer managers to continue to use supplemental feed during deer season and still hunt the property as long as the feed was beyond 100 yards and liquid or solid, including food, salt, minerals and other products that can be ingested, placed or scattered in such a manner as to attract or lure white-tailed deer. The deer population is growing due to reduced coyote predation, supplemental feeding and “relatively mild winters,” haskell said white-tailed deer are at the northern extent of their range in maine and particularly aroostook county, and feeding them can adversely affect the health of their populations. The visitors came to watch the wild, white-tailed deer in the winter, sometimes as many as 30 snowmobilers will the state wildlife department agrees that maine needs more deer wintering areas but frowns on supplemental feeding programs “it is a difficult circumstance because the north country has. The new hampshire fish and game department today reported that twelve deer were discovered dead in south hampton, nh, on march 20, most likely the victims of well-intentioned, but tragically fatal, supplemental feeding by local residents nh fish and game biologists and a conservation officer. Once antler development is complete then you can feed the 16 percent protein feed” minerals most important to a deer's body and antler growth are calcium and phosphorus most texas range lands are adequate in calcium but deficient in phosphorus if supplemental feed is made available to white-tailed deer it should.
Supplemental feeding – the provision of food to enhance individual and population features, eg intercept feeding white-tailed deer as part of the wildlife landowner assistance program in saskatchewan winter feeding did not improve reproductive success of bald eagles in maine (mccollough et al. Deer feeding article deer mgmt network december 2011 1 winter feeding of maine deer -- does it help or hurt them by gerry lavigne, sportsman's alliance of maine the 2011 it is at this time that maine's white-tailed deer begin a shift away supplemental feed are used, as well as where and how they are fed. Supplemental feeding, food plots and mineral supplements are all very beneficial to the deer herd in spring provide a high-protein (17-20 percent) feed in trough or gravity feeders (so as not to limit the deer's intake) i like to start my protein feeding program around may 1 and continue it throughout the.
A news release from new hampshire fish and game unveiled a harsh reality earlier this week, and maine's top deer biologist said the practice that left 12 deer dead — supplemental feeding by well-intentioned animal-lovers — takes its toll on this state's deer as well a one-antlered deer takes center stage. The winter survival of white-tailed deer is related to their ability to occupy “ wintering areas” when deep snow limits food availability and deer mobility special supplemental feeding sites may increase the risk of deer contracting and spreading serious diseases such as chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis. Feed deer the right foods if you cannot find formulated deer mixture you must be careful when feeding deer supplemental foods, as they have a sensitive digestive system if formulated deer food mixtures are unavailable, oats are the next best supplemental food for deer oats provide deer with a healthy mixture of fiber and.
Maine inland fishing and wildlife (if&w) biologists have put together a brochure to insure appropriate feeding of deer, even if the practice is during the winter, they supplement this diet by living off their fat for 40 percent of their daily needs if deer logger's really are a whitetail's best friend in the winter. Supplemental winter feeding of white-tailed deer offers no benefit to the size or health of deer herds on the landscape scale research has shown this to be true across the northern tier of states from maine to montana repeatedly for decades it is costly it is ineffective there are risks of unintended.
David trahan, r-waldoboro, is going to unveil a massive whitetail deer plan to help bolster the failing deer herd in western, northern and eastern maine trahan promises more will be done in the legislature this session concerning deer yards , supplemental feeding and the overall protection of whitetails. As examples, white-tailed deer on long island in lake winnespesaukee, new hampshire, and on monhegan island maine, were in much poorer condition than mainland deer, even though both island deer populations were supplementally fed by residents (lavigne and dumont 1996, weber 1997) supplemental feeding.
Indices are an effective method for monitoring changes in dietary quality key words: odocoileus virginianus, white-tailed deer, dietary quality, fecal indices, fecal nitrogen, fecal phosphorus, supplemental feeding, black hills, south dakota despite numerous physiological and be- havioral adaptations, most. Acidosis is whitetail is characterized by indigestion, a static rumen, dehydration, diarrhea, toxins in the blood, a lack of coordination and death fed, then dead: nh supplemental feeding kills 12 deer maine deer also at risk, outthere, march 25, 2015 according to state officials in new hampshire, a dozen deer were.
For the supplemental feeding of 2017 the dnr added this advice: although deer make use of apples, potatoes, sugar beets, carrots, and many other foods during summer and fall, these provide little benefit for deer during winter conservation group aims to save one deer at a time april 18, 2018 maine, fiddlehead focus. Supplemental feeding of white-tailed deer during winter a position statement of the maine department of inland fisheries & wildlife the practice of supplemental feeding supplemental feeding of deer is gaining popularity in maine practiced primarily during late autumn, winter, and early spring, deer. White-tailed deer and management of spruce-fir dwas that is essential to guide deer and dwa management, and to browse reduces the carrying capacity of deer winter habitat in northern maine silvicultural visiting supplemental feeding sites averaged 121% (range = 3-17%) in january-february (tarr and pekins. Feeding laws 39 baiting and ballot initiatives 39 literature cited 40 baiting and supplemental feeding of game wildlife species table of contents in the 1990s with the discovery in michigan that baiting and feeding of white- tailed deer the acton maine town council (article 88: waterfowl sec.