This Maine Food Pantry for Deer’s Live Cams Are Back for the Winter
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Richard McMahon has been feeding deer for over 20 years during the winter season starting out in Medford, Maine. When he moved to Brownville, he continued his efforts to help sustain the deer herd through the winter when it becomes more difficult for them to find food. That's when he created a non-profit organization called Brownville's Food Pantry For Deer.
All that deer food is hauled out to troughs with what Richard calls "The Oatmoblie." All of these feedings are broadcast live on the Brownville Maine's Food Pantry's YouTube channel, 24-7 during the winter season.
This season these young deer were seen on camera enjoying some apples.
There are six cameras all streaming live from different angles that allow viewers to watch anytime, even after dark thanks to the night vision-equipped cams. You won't see just deer either. Plenty of squirrels and birds stop by as well and with the trough cam, you get a very up-close view of them.
All those oats will cost The Brownville Food Pantry for Deer upwards of $10,000 this year and since they are a non-profit, they raise the money through donations to a Go Fund Me that has a goal of $15,000. So if you enjoy watching the live cams, take a moment to donate whatever you can.