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$^%# Deer!!!

Posted by Dan.NY none (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 30, 12 at 14:36

A month or so ago, I had someone come in to mow the lawn. They left the deer fence open and I was unaware for TWO weeks. They grazed away having a fun time. The worst part is now, I cant keep them out. I planted 10 or so trees this spring and the deer have eaten 99% of all new green growth from these new trees. I dont think they will make it. Also, all old trees with branches at deer eye level are stripped of green.


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RE: $^%# Deer!!!

Its difficult, to manage anything when you're not there. Too bad but it happens. Sorry about your trees.

RE: $^%# Deer!!!

Just me, but I'd be eating a lot of venison this winter if that happened in my orchard. Compound bows are very quiet...Full moon can help :)

RE: $^%# Deer!!!

Dan, I have very good luck with deer liquid fence and I also found a cheaper way to keep the deer at bay by taping a bunch of bounce dryer sheets to the trees, the deer hate that smell and they move on.

Good Luck


RE: $^%# Deer!!!

They are apparently jumping the fence now they know whats in there. I am going to try the dryer sheets and maybe some liquid repellant at least on the new trees. I also need to practice some with my compound bow. Im good with my gun though and will be filling my freezer come the fall. Looking forward to it.

RE: $^%# Deer!!!

I'm 67 just went to wal-mart got free fishing and hunting licence expires 2499 lol.

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