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  •  One of the best places to be with deer (3+ / 0-)
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    erratic, KenBee, walkshills

    Is Shenandoah Natonal Park.  Specifically, the Big Meadows camping area.  In the park, deer are protected, and those around the camping areas are very accustomed to humans.  They're not tame, and you can't approach them; but you can sit and watch them do what deer do, a lot closer up than most places.  It's a wonderful place.

    Alas, though it's illegal, I'm sure some people feed them.  We had an experience at a trail head while we were watching a nicce young buck browse through the underbrush.  We were hoping to get a good picture of him, but were also afraid we'd scare him off.  As it happened, he actually approached us, and nibbled on the spouse's fingers as she was taking his picture.  We have a great picture of a deer nose.

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