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do deer like pumpkins?

Old 11-05-2012, 06:09 AM
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So my whole family carved pumpkins and they want them thrown away now. So i was thinking, maybe deer will eat them. So, do deer like pumpkins?
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:12 AM
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deer have to stay on a diet, it takes them a couple weeks to change up food sources...so they wont take 2 week to switch for just a couple pumpkins, even if they did like em.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:13 AM
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In short, yes they like pumpkins. Not sure how it will work in your case though.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:31 AM
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deer by me love them,
every time i leave pumpkins out by the door,
they get torn apart by deer.
they will go on my deck to get to the pumpkins
so my answer would be yes
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:57 AM
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I've heard they do. If your state allows baiting then give it a try. As for me I wouldn't be able to put them out as it would be considered baiting.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:23 PM
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Yes they eat them.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:10 AM
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Yes,my cousin planted some last year and we found out the hard way.lol
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:16 PM
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deer love pumpkins
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:05 PM
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tossed two out in my backyard a few days ago, within a day, had a nice 10 pointer gorging itself on them.
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