Feeding wildlife, even with birdfeeders, is frowned upon by biologists because it changes natural feeding patterns and creates a dependency on artificial food sources. After such a cold and brutal winter, who could blame folks in a New Hampshire neighborhood for feeding whitetail deer? Despite their best intentions, artificial feeding caused the death of a dozen deer.

As this video from WGME explains, the proper foods can help wildlife survive, but not knowing the difference can be tragic.

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