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From: peter holstein
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glencoe, IL
Several deer are feeding from a bird feeder beside our home.

Should we discourage this behavior?

 
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From: Laura Kammin
Visiting Extension Specialist, Pollution Prevention
Extension-Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
lkammin@illinois.edu
Yes, definitely discourage the deer from coming to the feeder. Close contact while feeding at a bird feeder can spread disease among the deer.

 
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