Do deer drink stagnant waters from swamps, or will they travel to a main creek or river that feeds the swamp? Also, I hunt next a field where there are ditches, that run through the middle, that fill up with water when it rains heavy. How often do you think will deer use that as a water source. Finally, how often do deer actually drink water? I heard when they get up from bed and prior to.
Deer will drink stagnant water from swamps, ditches, and mud holes.
Deer may or may not use the water sources in the field, and if they do it may be at night. I wouldn't plan to use them to hunt over if that's the question.
When rains are heavy and green plants are thriving deer can get most if not all the water they need from the plants they eat, so they don't necessarily have to visit a water source.
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