Feeding wild deer to become illegalThis is probably a good idea. Those "negative consequences" include Paula's chasing deer down the hillside, screaming and chucking rocks, after she's found them ravaging her flower beds.
WSLS NewsChannel 10
Effective September 1, a regulation making it illegal to feed deer will go into effect statewide. The prohibition runs through the first Saturday in January.
This regulation does NOT restrict the planting of crops such as corn and soybeans, wildlife food plots, and backyard or schoolyard habitats. It is intended to curb the artificial feeding of deer that leads to negative consequences. (link)
It's unclear if the shrubs and trees around the property, tender morsels for the overgrown rodents in the area as well, are included in the ban.