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Re: deer

Postby frieghttrain » Thu May 26, 2016 9:39 pm

Shoot the rabbits not the deer :lol:
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Re: deer

Postby SJB » Sat May 28, 2016 7:45 am

My first electric fence is turning out to be quite the learning experience!
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Re: deer

Postby Jogeephus » Mon May 30, 2016 8:24 pm

Well the pie plates don't seem to work worth a squat on these windless nights. Deer are back and I have proclaimed it doe day and I got the one eyed dog with me and we are fixing to put a world of hurt on something.
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Re: deer

Postby SJB » Mon May 30, 2016 9:02 pm

Sic 'em jo...
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Re: deer

Postby Jogeephus » Mon May 30, 2016 9:27 pm

The one eyed dog pointed eight ...... five ran off.
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Re: deer

Postby JMJ Farms » Mon May 30, 2016 9:32 pm

Pretty fair dog you have Joe. Imagine what he could do with two eyes :lol2:
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Re: deer

Postby Jogeephus » Mon May 30, 2016 9:46 pm

I hope they got the message.

Was talking to a guy I work with and he has a friend who has a robotic scarecrow. It sounded like it has a motion sensor on it and when deer come in the garden it moves. If these deer are incapable of learning a lesson I may have to resort to something like this if I can afford one.
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Re: deer

Postby Jogeephus » Tue May 31, 2016 1:44 pm

Checked the garden this morning and another herd must have come in after I ran the others off. I've never had this much of a problem and can only guess its due to the dry conditions. I hope the deer know that they have just started a war and its fixing to get bloody.
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Re: deer

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Re: deer

Postby Jogeephus » Tue May 31, 2016 8:19 pm

M.Magis wrote:Do you have water at the garden?
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1& ... 0Sprinkler


Thanks, and yes I do have water. This could do be the ticket. I'm also going to check with a guy about a scarecrow he has in his garden. I think its motion activated too and am told it makes a lot of noise but this might be a cheaper route. I planted some Italian beans which were kindof pricey. My hopes were to collect the seed but it seems the deer love these things and all but ate every one of them last night. I'm fixing to make my rounds and see if I can't reason with them a little.
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Re: deer

Postby SJB » Tue May 31, 2016 9:22 pm

Them things get good reviews. I followed that link and found this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00E51X8Q ... 7R0991SW85

It's cheaper, no hoses or batteries and a buddy of mine that has about 20 laying hens has one and hasn't lost a single chicken in 2 years.
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Re: deer

Postby Jogeephus » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:40 am

Got rain one day and the very next day my corn looks like this.

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