|Self-Service Deer Corn Vendor,|
Buchanan Road, Combined Locks, Wisconsin (May 2014)
© J. Shimon & J. Lindemann
Foraging for twigs, bark, grasses, and leaves is what Wisconsin's whitetail deer are designed to do. Outagamie is among the few Wisconsin counties where feeding deer is allowed. The well-meaning citizen mows the grass, paves the land, and trims back the shrubs where the deer could graze while feeding them corn offered by roadside deer corn entrepreneurs. Outdoor Life and others advises that, "Artificially fed deer wander off with a belly full of corn and slowly start starving to death as its digestive system struggles to digest the corn."