Ok I’ll try, when feeding the deer you also feed a host of other animals also. One of them being the raccoon. This creates a perfect habitat for them to eat, be healthy, and multiply. So if you don’t keep them in check they will get overpopulated. I have gone to great measures to avoid this. I bought a Banks feeder with a pvc pipe to help keep them out, but I also trap the crap out of them. I eventually plan to not feed as I continue to improve habitat on my farm. Hinge cutting yearly and planting pears, apples, red osier, arborative(msp) aka white cedar, strawberry bushes, Poke berry, elderberry, and hearts a busting bushes. I might be missing a few other things this was off the top of my head. I hope this helps some.Well, I'd like to hear this explanation since the overwhelming majority of private land deer hunters have done this for basically ever, and the turkey population is just now taking a hit? Did the nest raiders finally take over?