Was at the local university today for an LEO class, which was in the same building as the U's natural science department. During a break I was wondering around and found some guys watching video, it was of white-tail (I think they were white-tail)in North Dakota. They were studying songbirds that ground nest on the praire, set up cameras and video to watch the nests, these bird populations are declining rapidly and may be headed for extiction. The intent was to see the birds behavior, etc, etc... What they found instead was half a dozen cases of deer raiding the nests and eating the chicks. This was in widely scattered locations withn a short period of time, so absolutely no way it was the same animal. The proffessor said that this has been suspected for a while but this is the first proof that deer are omniverous(SP?) An explosion in deer populations in the last several decades could explain why these ground nesting song birds are suffering from a declining population. Some of you experienced hunters may have known this already, but I thought I would post this for the rest of us. Next time some soccor mom cries about deer hunting this is just a bit more ammo to throw at her, DEER KILL AND EAT HARMLESS, ENDANGERED SONG BIRDS!!!!