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White-tailed deer are can adapt to a wide variety of habitats. The Texas white-tailed deer are the largest savanna-adapted deer in the Southwest, with impressive antlers. White-tailed deer eat large amounts of food. Their special stomachs allow them to eat things humans cannot, such as mushrooms and poison ivy. Their diets vary by season according to availability of food sources. They also eat hay, grass, white clover, and other foods they can find in a farm yard. Though almost entirely herbivorous, white-tailed deer have been known to opportunistically feed on nesting songbirds, field mice, and birds trapped in mist nets. A grown deer can eat around 2,000 pounds of vegetable matter annually.
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The white-tailed deer is a ruminant, which means it has a four-chambered stomach. Each chamber has a different and specific function that allows the deer to eat a variety of different foods, digesting it later in a safe area of cover. The stomach hosts a complex set of microbes that change as the deer’s diet changes through the seasons. If the microbes necessary for digestion of a food are absent, it will not be digested. Several methods have been developed in attempts to control the population of white-tailed deer. Most common in the U.S is the use of extended hunting as population control. Every year we are given buck tags and doe tags. This limits how many white tail deer can be harvested. There are plenty of white tail doe and bucks at Circle B Outfitters!