As of September 1st, 2011, it has become illegal to feed deer in the state of Virginia. Click Here to see the official state notice. Feeding deer may just harm other species of wildlife according to the state department. In fact, they say that there is movement to see the deer population decrease. Poor Bambi does not have a prayer here. So if you have a bird feeder outside your door and the deer sometimes come over to it to eat the seed, you may now be guilty of breaking the law. According to what we have read, it is alright to kill off deer to save other species of wildlife. ?????
You also can not use feed as bait for hunting deer as that too is a violation of Virginia law. Seems that this is what brought about the present law. Gotta love the people who spend how much money of our tax dollars to come up with this stuff?