Curious, but not envious,
In the areas where I work, there always seems to be a spring, or some source of water that is not frozen. I'm not sure if all the water sources at a specific location freeze if deer will consume snow, but I suspect they would. Deer, and other critters, also will break through ice with their paws to get to water. Once the water source is opened, it would be easier to reopen daily. With deer surviving in areas of Canada where winter conditions are severe and prolonged, deer obviously can survive in much harsher conditions than what I experience at The Proving Grounds! At least we have several months where mosquitoes are not a factor!
Growing Deer together,