Deer love to eat; farmers and gardeners would even suggest that they live to eat!
How much do deer eat?
The average deer eats 6-8 pounds of food each day from grassy and forest areas.
They can be picky eaters; but prefer sweet smelling flowers and sweet tasting plants such as fruits, berries, nuts, corn and crops. Their 'browse line' is 5" inches from the ground; which is why flowers and crops are generally in trouble once deer get their eyes on them.
Deer browsing in gardens is a year-round problem; but also has a year-round solution: deer fencing.