Pick up your pumpkins, says Game & Fish


November 2, 2023

Wyoming Game and Fish is asking residents to properly dispose of pumpkins instead of leaving them out for wildlife to eat.

While it may seem harmless to leave pumpkins out, it is quite the opposite, especially for mule deer whose digestive system cannot process unnatural foods. This often leads to sick animals.

Additionally, pumpkins left outside can attract scavenging animals, from raccoons to bears. 

“This time of year we get many calls about sickly deer fawns and much of this can be attributed to these deer eating foods that offer little nutritional value and that they have a diffic...

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