Tame mule deer and elk were fed fresh alfalfa hay at night and given various alternate forages during the day. This schedule, simulating farmland depredation feeding, yielded consumption values for field-growing alfalfa hay.
Austin, Dennis D. and Urness, Philip J.
"Consumption of fresh alfalfa hay by mule deer and elk,"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 47
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol47/iss1/9