Why do deer move more when it gets cold?



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    There are a couple reasons.  In the fall, as it gets colder, the food supply changes and deer move around more to find their food.  When it’s windy or a storm is underway, deer will generally stay in sheltered areas.  But in the winter, when they have their heavy coats, they are fine moving around as compared to summertime, when it is hot to a point that they are uncomfortable so they move less, especially during the day.  Additionally, if it is quite cold, the deer will travel in search of a warmer area.  It seems that deer movement is at a peak when it is cool out and they have winter coats but not when it is extremely cold.

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