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I'd like to address the people who are fond of putting out food for the in-town deer population. Please don't be surprised when you emerge some chilly morning and find one dead in your yard with a bloody trail leading into the street. Please note the slightly accusatory look in the lifeless eyes that are still blissed out from all the free chow. I have nearly run over several of these "pets" as they huddle around your equivalent to a soup kitchen. I recognize that humans have encroached on deer habitat, but I don't think that feeding them is an appropriate way to make it up to them.
While many of us are going to be slaving over stoves, stuffing, brining or the always fun deep-frying our butterball turkeys this Thursday, there are options for those who don't feel like sticking their hands in the cavity of a 20-pound bird or cutting up the neck to stew some gravy. For all of you who would rather have a skilled chef prepare your fixins, here's a list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner, courtesy of Visit Bend.