Going in more depth than the Yellowstone video, this US Forest Service report with numerous photographs explains the impacts white-tailed deer have on northeastern woodlands, in particular their damage to undergrowth and the next generation of trees.
This report co-authored and reviewed by numerous wildlife biologists from across the northeastern US provides not only a summary of deer and deer impacts, but a thorough review of potential deer population control methods, both lethal and non-lethal. Page 8 starts a discussion of these control methods.
It is illegal to feed wild deer in New York State. You might think you’re giving them a helping hand by putting out corn, or maybe that if you feed them they’ll leave your plants alone. But in reality, you’re harming both the deer and your plants.