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#6480293 - 10/04/16 12:05 PM Doe eating cedar
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Have any of you ever seen deer eating cedar? This doe stood there for several minutes and ate quite a bit of it. I've never seen that before.

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#6480311 - 10/04/16 12:15 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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Prob eating the berries on the cedar rather than eating the cedar
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#6480324 - 10/04/16 12:23 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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I've never seen a whitetail in Texas browse on cedar unless the habitat is extremely stressed. She's got plenty else around her that looks to be good nutrition and she appears to be in excellent shape, so perhaps it is the berries?

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#6480326 - 10/04/16 12:25 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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I need to check that tree for berries. She was eating big mouthfuls of it.

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#6480327 - 10/04/16 12:25 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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Maybe she hit the piece pipe and is a little hungry if you will...?

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#6480331 - 10/04/16 12:26 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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I have seen them eat the berries and sometimes it looks like to me that they are eating the new growth put on by cedar bushes.
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#6480342 - 10/04/16 12:32 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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Maybe has something to do with the acidity of the cedar. That's odd. Never seen them eat cedar before.
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#6480345 - 10/04/16 12:34 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Prob eating the berries on the cedar rather than eating the cedar


They are actually quite tasty. They will gorge on them.
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#6480387 - 10/04/16 01:05 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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#6482191 - 10/05/16 01:26 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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Cedar berries would be my guess.....

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#6482208 - 10/05/16 01:32 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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I have seen them eat cedar on rare occasions in the Hill Country. More of them eating the berries though.
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#6482222 - 10/05/16 01:41 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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I had one under my stand nibbling at the cedar tree I was sitting in just the other day. She was being very selective though guess there could have been a few beeries but didn't notice any. The goats will strip the bark off of them before they touch the needles
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#6482671 - 10/05/16 06:25 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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Nothing odd about a deer eating cedar.
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#6482674 - 10/05/16 06:29 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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I bet she's going to taste like flush

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#6482698 - 10/05/16 06:45 PM Re: Doe eating cedar [Re: TexasKC]
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