Deer will eat pumpkins, and pumpkins along with beans, lettuce, squash, strawberries and peas are some of the deer's favorite garden foods reports the NW Farms & Food organization. Deer tend to eat these planted crops because they are most similar to weeds and other grass plants that the deer eat throughout the year.
Deer are grazing animals and therefore will eat bits and pieces of plants throughout a farmer's garden. This can lead to the destruction of the whole garden if the farmer is not careful and has not protected the plants from the deer. To protect plants from deer, a farmer should put up physical fencing, electric fencing, get a dog or use a repellent that makes the crops unappetizing to interested and hungry deer.