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Old 03-11-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Check this out. I did a search involving human hair and found this-

Questions On Deer
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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I have tried a product called Milorganite and found it to be somewhat effective. Bottom line --- you may have to accept that you live where the deer roam and plant shrubs and flowers that they do not like. At least you won't have plants eaten down to the ground. In shaded areas, they won't touch hellebores or ferns and many shrubs. You can google a list of plants www.walterreeves.com. He is the GA Gardener and is very informative on any subject concerning gardening.On the other hand, I never have to prune my roses the deer do it for me!!!!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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You might also try urinating around the areas you want to keep them away from.

I'd do it at night so the neighbors don't call the police.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Alaska and Texas
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Default works with moose

I read a gardening article about a woman using pinwheels to keep moose out of her garden. She evidently used.... "pinwheels mounted to tall bamboo stakes and pushed into the ground at strategic spots around her garden. Jane discovered that her neighborhood moose don't seem to like the shiny, moving things and steer clear of them."
Predator urine products definitely work but are expensive and get washed away by rain.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:11 PM
 
Location: lincodale
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Have you ever try Scarecrow Sprinkler?
Ideal for repel deer away for your garden.
When the ScareCrow detects deer heat and movement, senses the same security lights detect people in a 1,000 square foot area day and night, it instantly releases a short but startling burst of water. The sudden spray of water and the movement and noise of the sprinkler scares deer away. Deer associate this negative experience with the area and avoid your yard in the future.

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Old 08-21-2009, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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You might also try urinating around the areas you want to keep them away from.

I'd do it at night so the neighbors don't call the police.
The OP has 10 acres...thats a lot of drinkin' :-)
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Human hair does work...but it only works where the wind can carry the scent, and the scent lowers over time. So...you'll need quite a bit.

I have had barbers sweep up clippings and put them in a bag for me. You'll need a bunch, but if you can get it distributed out it should work. We used to put the hair in panty hose and hang it from the trees.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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Free ranging dogs 'on your property' are the only sure solution to keep deer away but again do nothing to mitigate your tick problem.
Surely you aren't suggesting getting a dog and keeping it permanently outdoors? Our dogs love the outdoors, and spend a great deal of time outside. It never deterred the deer at all. I have tried all sorts of things, but the only thing that has worked for me is spraying every 3-4 weeks. It's expensive, but I refuse to stop gardening.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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I live in NE GA on 10 acres mostly wooded and I'd like to hear from you who use some type of economical deer repelent.

I'd like to keep them away from around my house and a small arena to start. I have a real tick problem and I'm hoping this year to keep it down.

At the feed store they have some stuff but it's pretty pricy...I have heard about using human hair but I'd like to hear from someone who has actually used it and any other economical product.

Thanks in advance
I'd use a Martin X-200 with 400+ grain arrows.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:27 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Economic deer repellant? How about 12-gauge buckshot? If you're not the hunting type, I'm sure there's no shortage of folks in the area who'd be more than happy to help you with your problem.

OMG! I almost spit my iced coffee out! That was gonna be my answer!
(2 points if I could!) LOL!
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