WQell he may be the big game guy but i think that is hog wash.No way a deer can get his daily requirements for water through the frost on plants he eats.Snow maybe,frost never.
1 of my farms is more than a 1/2 mile from nearest water hole.I put in water hole and see the same deer come in daily and drink for 3-5 minutes every day.No way they can get that much water from frost.
Deer can do just fine with no standing water at all (no ponds, no creeks etc.) They can always find a mud hole or again, utilize what they get internally from plants.
Deer exist even in near desert environments, with no standing water for miles.
Now if you create
a water hole, they will certainly use it, but they don't require it to survive.