I think we'd be surprised at the things that deer actually do eat. Has anybody seen the youtube vid of the deer eating the bird? I seem to remember reading somethign along the lines that deer will hickory and other nuts with harder shells, but only after the more desirable and easier to eat foods have been mostly eaten.
"When a hunter is in a tree stand with high moral values and with the proper hunting ethics and richer for the experience, that hunter is 20 feet closer to God." ~Fred Bear