What do Deer Eat?

Discover the dietary needs and preferences of deer. Learn the foods deer look for season-to-season in different places around the globe.

The Dietary Preferences of Deer

On this page you are invited to browse our latest articles about the dietary preferences of deer around the world.

Discover what plants deer will seek out in your garden, and learn how the digestive system of deer works. This will help you understand why deer eat the foods that they do, and why their diet changes from one season to the next.

Scroll down to learn what deer eat (and what they don’t).

Are Deer Herbivores

Are Deer Herbivores?

There have been some odd stories circulating lately of deer munching on meat. If you’ve come across them (or if you’re just curious about what deer eat) you may ask “Are deer herbivores?” In today’s

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Deer Digestive System

Deer Digestive System

The deer digestive system is unique and designed to digest food in stages, allowing ungulates to extract maximum nutrition from the forage they consume. In this article we’ll discuss what deer eat, how they eat,

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Do Deer Eat Apples

Do Deer Eat Apples?

Deer are one of the most recognized animals in North America. Most people have seen a whitetail deer, while hunters specifically will spend a lot of time with these animals. Still, how many people know

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Do Deer Eat Carrots

Do Deer Eat Carrots?

Whether you’re a gardener or a hunter, it’s important for you to understand what deer eat so you can use that to your benefit. Deer have a broad diet and what they eat changes by

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Do Deer Eat Hydrangeas

Do Deer Eat Hydrangeas?

Keeping your plants safe from pests and animals is a big concern if you have a garden or plan on building one. Especially if your home is near a forest or wildlife reserve, you’ll certain

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Do Deer Eat Peonies

Do Deer Eat Peonies?

Deer eat pretty much every kind of vegetation, and they are certainly fond of munching on garden flowers. If you have a garden and live in an area with deer populations, you probably know how

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Do Deer Eat Roses

Do Deer Eat Roses?

Has something been munching at your roses? If so, maybe you are at a bit of a loss figuring out the culprit. If you live in a suburban or rural area where there are deer,

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Do Deer Eat Tulips

Do Deer Eat Tulips?

Many different kinds of critter will raid your garden if they get the chance. It may surprise you, but one of those is quite large: the deer. Deer won’t usually come into gardens during the

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What Does a White Tailed Deer Eat

What Does a White Tailed Deer Eat?

If you’re a photographer or hunter on the lookout for white-tailed deer, one of the most important questions you’ve probably asked yourself is what does a white tailed deer eat? Understanding the diet of this

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