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Old 03-12-2017, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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What do you do with a dead deer in your backyard?
We became good friends with the local tallow company. They would take the carcass.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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Get a Red Ryder BB Gun. An official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle.

Shoot the deer in the bum. Just don't shoot your eye out.
Hahaha!!! Ralphie wins!!

Thanks everyone for weighing in on this one! Unfortunately I do the fence route, as much of what they are eating is located in the front yard area. I like the remote sprinkler idea and might give them a try.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:35 PM
 
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Unfortunately, our deer can't read the tags.
Evidently my deer can read as they have left my butterfly bush alone.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:03 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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No coyotes (or better yet wolves) around? They'll trim down the deer numbers and chase them out of the area a bit.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Vampire bambis. They come out at night and suck the life out of your roses.

On a hunting group a guy once asked what to plant to attract deer. I suggested patent roses.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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Introduce wolf
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Old 03-16-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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Um...I've got kids, and live in a gated golfing community with an HOA. I'm pretty sure the wolf idea would be seen as "problematic". But, you are right, it'd take care of the deer problem!
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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have had great success with the have-a-heart motion sensitive sprinklers, tho they do have some drawbacks...
  • you need several of them to affectively control your approaches to your garden patch
  • always worried about a hose breaking (tho it never happened)
  • other maintenance, batteries and keeping strainers clear...not really a big deal
  • not very effective with corn and other taller crops, tho I suppose they could also be mounted on a pole.
Last year I bit the bullet and installed 100 feet of 7' 6" fence around the perimeter of one of my 3 garden plots. Used solid t-posts about 8 - 10 feet apart and tie strapped 1" 8 ft bamboo posts to those and looped 3 strands of 1/8" cable at ground level, 4' and 7.5' to which the heavy duty deer netting was then fastened to. Made a gate out of the bamboo for ease of access. Appears to have held up well this winter and never had any more problems with deer.


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Old Today, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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LOL, yeah that could be a problem.

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Um...I've got kids, and live in a gated golfing community with an HOA. I'm pretty sure the wolf idea would be seen as "problematic". But, you are right, it'd take care of the deer problem!
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